‘Quite wrong’: David Miliband singles out UK’s visa policy on Ukrainian refugees

Former UK foreign secretary calls on European countries to step up and agree a refugee resettlement frameworkDavid Miliband, the head of one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid groups, has called on western governments to meet their moral responsibilities amid the massive exodus of refugees from Ukraine, singling out the UK for its restrictive visa policy which he called unjustifiable and “quite wrong”.In an interview with the Guardian, the former British foreign secretary warned that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was likely to cause “much, much more suffering”. He said the lightning speed of the refugee exodus, with 1 million Ukrainians having fled the country in just one week, had added to the trauma. Continue reading…

Former UK foreign secretary calls on European countries to step up and agree a refugee resettlement framework

David Miliband, the head of one of the world’s largest humanitarian aid groups, has called on western governments to meet their moral responsibilities amid the massive exodus of refugees from Ukraine, singling out the UK for its restrictive visa policy which he called unjustifiable and “quite wrong”.

In an interview with the Guardian, the former British foreign secretary warned that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was likely to cause “much, much more suffering”. He said the lightning speed of the refugee exodus, with 1 million Ukrainians having fled the country in just one week, had added to the trauma.

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