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بيان REUK ردا على الوضع في أوكرانيا

نحن نقف إلى جانب الأطفال والشباب في أوكرانيا الذين انقلبت حياتهم رأسًا على عقب بين عشية وضحاها.


ندعو الحكومات والمجتمع الدولي إلى ضمان حماية واحترام تعليم الأطفال والشباب خلال هذه الأزمة.

بيان REUK

لقد دمرنا غزو أوكرانيا.

في كل نزاع ، يكون الأطفال والشباب من بين أكثر الفئات تضرراً. المدارس تغلق أو لم تعد أماكن آمنة ، ويسحب حق الأطفال في التعلم واللعب دون خوف.

نحث حكومة المملكة المتحدة على إنشاء طرق يسهل الوصول إليها وآمنة وقانونية على وجه السرعة إلى المملكة المتحدة للأوكرانيين الذين أجبروا على الفرار من منازلهم. 

بدون ذلك ، فإن مشروع قانون الجنسية والحدود - الذي يقترب تدريجيًا من أن يصبح قانونًا مع اندلاع هذه الأزمة - سوف يجرم الأوكرانيين ، بمن فيهم الأطفال والشباب ، الذين يصلون إلى المملكة المتحدة ولم يكن لديهم خيار سوى الفرار تحت سيطرتهم. مع اقتراب الحرب من بابهم ، لا يمكنهم الجلوس والانتظار.

ندعو حكومة المملكة المتحدة إلى إنشاء حزمة دعم وإدماج شاملة للترحيب باللاجئين الأوكرانيين في المملكة المتحدة. يجب أن يشمل ذلك دعم التعليم والرفاهية من خلال الشراكات مع الحكومة المحلية والجمعيات الخيرية والمؤسسات التعليمية. 

REUK على استعداد لدعم تعليم الأطفال والشباب اللاجئين الأوكرانيين الذين أجبروا على الفرار ، ومساعدتهم على إحياء الأمل في المستقبل وسط حالة عدم اليقين والدمار الذي خلفته الحرب في وطنهم.

بيان REUK

REUK conducted a survey in April 2022 which sought to collate expressions of support and opportunities for students from Ukraine from universities in the UK. Thirty five universities responded to the survey, as well as one academic bridging project (OLive), one alternative online HE provider (New School of the Anthropocene), and an international HE pathway education provider (Into University). 

The survey was undertaken prior to the UK government’s announcement that individuals in the UK via the Ukraine visa schemes would be eligible for student finance and be treated as home students for fees purposes in England. For that reason, many respondents emphasised the speculative and contingent nature of the offerings.

The Homes for Ukraine Scheme enables organisations - including universities - to sponsor a Ukrainian refugee coming to the UK through the provision of accommodation.

REUK is supporting universities who wish to explore this possibility, and to provide support for Ukrainian students who need to continue their education at universities in the UK.

Resources for recently arrived refugees (including Ukraine specific examples)

For advice about education in the UK

Other resources for newly-arrived refugees and asylum seekers

  • Visit our Education Welcome page for a range of English and Wellbeing resources. We are in the process of recruiting staff for a new Education Welcome Project which will provide additional information, including in Ukrainian. 

  • Education without Backpacks has free educational resources for children in Ukrainian, English and Russian on their website. 

  • The Ukrainian Institute London has some useful links on their website, also, and says that they will be updating their page with information on how to get children enrolled into schools in the UK. 

  • Student Action for Refugees (STAR) has a resource/info page for students from Ukraine who may be affected by the crisis in Ukraine. 



  • If you’d like to volunteer as an educational mentor for a young refugee or asylum seeker, find out more here

  • If you’ve got questions about mentoring (for example setting up mentoring projects in your area or getting further training and support), please contact

Other ways of welcoming newly arrived refugees

    How to support refugee education and/or offer your time and skills

REUK is in the process of ramping up our education welcome project. We'll be posting more information on this page soon. In the meantime, please see below for some useful resources for recently arrived refugees, including Ukrainians, and those supporting them. If you would think there is a resource which should be added here, please get in touch. 

REUK and Youth Advisory Board Statement - Ukraine and refugees in the UK

9th May 2022

At the most recent quarterly Youth Advisory Board meeting, one of our board members voiced their frustration and upset at the emerging difference in response in Britain towards refugees from Europe and those from elsewhere. 

REUK stands with Ukrainian refugees. We also stand with refugees and asylum seekers from any and every country because we believe that anyone fleeing persecution or conflict is worthy of safety, protection and a chance to rebuild their lives - and that no refugee or asylum seeker should be treated differently because of their background or colour of their skin.

We have been warmed by the keenness to respond to the specific crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine, and are working with newly-arrived refugees and asylum seekers from both these countries, as well as from elsewhere. This is why our new Education Welcome Project will address the educational and wellbeing needs of any newly arrived refugee or asylum seeker, whatever their background. 

We are very concerned about the number of Afghan refugees still in hotels across the country, and continue to object to the unfair treatment of refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world who are severely restricted in their access to education and other important services. We will keep responding with kindness and urgency to emerging refugee situations, wherever they are in the world. 

We will continue to listen and learn from our Youth Advisory Board, and other young people supported by REUK, on the racism they experience, which includes any policies or responses which affect them. We also apply the same scrutiny to our own work as an organisation, and will be sharing an update on the anti-racism work we’ve been doing at REUK and how it fits into our EDI policies more broadly. We will always support young refugees and asylum seekers to overcome the challenges they face here, however they manifest. 

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