August 3rd: Providing a Safe Space: Britain and Ukrainian Refugees

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Providing a Safe Space: Britain and Ukrainian Refugees

What: HJS invites you to the debate on the role of Britain in helping resolve the Ukrainian humanitarian disaster.

When: Wed, August 3, 2022

  • 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST

Where: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP

Tickets: Free



More About the Event

Russia’s attack on Ukraine on the 24th of February 2022 has led to the displacement of people within Europe at a scale unseen for over 77 years. With circa 5 1/2 million people now taking up temporary residence outside of their home country, the war is affecting the entirety of Europe and the world.

Britain has been at the forefront of the humanitarian response to Ukraine’s tragedy. The overwhelming reaction from ordinary people and British businesses saw tonnes of humanitarian aid delivered, helping innumerable people. The governmental response, with Ukrainian specialist visa schemes, is an unprecedented response to a humanitarian crisis. However, is the government doing enough, can the private sector work in conjunction with the government, and what lessons can be learned from the past five months to make future engagement even more effective?

To discuss these issues, The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to welcome Lord Harrington, the Minister for Refugees, Brooks Newmark, a former MP and humanitarian activist, and representatives of World Jewish Relief, who are helping Ukrainians on the ground.

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