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The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

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Our latest local updates in response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

"They are the loveliest and most wonderful people I have ever met" Homes for Ukraine - One Year On
Today marks a year since the Homes for Ukraine scheme was launched.
Financial boost for residents hosting Ukrainian families
BCP Council has pledged to pay an extra £250 per month to hosts of Ukrainian refugees for six months.
“We’re like sisters’, says Poole host of Ukraine mum
A mum of two who sponsored a Ukrainian mother and her son fleeing war has described the experience as ‘like having a new extended family’.
Welcome booklet for Ukrainians and sponsor book for hosts launches
A welcome booklet for Ukrainian guests coming to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and an information booklet for their sponsors, have been launched.
Help for Ukrainians steps up as businesses, community and council show support
Businesses are encouraged to come forward with offers of employment for Ukrainian refugees as humanitarian donations from the community and BCP Council continue
Update on appeal for Homes for Ukraine
Now the national Homes for Ukraine campaign is live, residents are being asked to register with the national scheme via the website rather than the local scheme.
BCP Council statement on Russian contracts and pension funds
In response to the crisis in Ukraine, BCP Council has been reviewing its contracts and pension suppliers.
“Our hearts and thoughts are with the people of Ukraine” BCP Council response to Ukraine war
Councillor Bobbie Dove, Portfolio Holder for Equality, explains how we are offering our support and solidarity to the people of Ukraine