The Ukrainian children at the mercy of UK’s refugee scheme

Under-18s travelling alone not permitted to be hosted under Homes for Ukraine programme, leaving them with no route to UK

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Nazarii has spent the last three weeks listening to fighter planes fly over his village in western Ukraine and hoping that his British visa will arrive soon.

The 17-year-old applied to join a family in Hampshire under the Homes for Ukraine scheme on 11 April and thought it would be straightforward. But with no decision from the Home Office, it appears Nazarii may be the latest casualty of a government policy that denies visas to unaccompanied children.

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