War in Ukraine 2022

Migration Yorkshire – Ukrainian population latest figures in West Yorkshire

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We have released a new local migration data dashboard about the Ukrainian population today, with a text and video user guide.

The dashboard presents various open data sources about the newly arrived and settled Ukrainian population for local areas in Yorkshire and Humber, including:

  • key counts of the population group
  • a timeseries for new arrivals
  • regional and national comparisons
  • and additional insight into other population groups that may be impacted by the conflict in Ukraine [i.e. Russian, Polish, Belarusian].

We will regularly update the dashboard to provide timely insight into the emerging Ukrainian population and continue our commitment to make migration related data more accessible for the region.

We hope this is useful for you to increase knowledge and awareness, influence policy and support development of evidence-based services for the communities we serve.

Migration Yorkshire – Local Migration Data update up to March 2022

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We have updated our Local Migration Data Dashboards with data up to March 2022 on our statistics webpage. You can follow the links under the ‘interactive data dashboards’ section to find a dashboard with accompanying video and text user guide for:

  • Refugees arriving through a government resettlement scheme
  • Children who arrived here unaccompanied and are seeking asylum
  • People who are seeking asylum
  • Applications and outcomes in relation to the European Union Settlement Scheme [EUSS]

The dashboards include key counts of the population in local areas, provide characteristic breakdowns as well as long term trends and comparisons to other local authorities and regions.

Please note we have updated the ‘people who are seeking asylum’ dashboard to now include data about asylum seekers supported under Section 4, previously this only covered asylum seekers supported under Section 95. We were also expecting to add data about the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) in the ‘refugees arriving through a government resettlement scheme’ dashboard, however this data has not yet been released.

We have also produced a summary of key migration trends from the latest Home Office and ONS statistics released last week.

Communities affected by the conflict in Ukraine in Yorkshire and Humber – updated

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We have updated our briefing on ‘Communities affected by the conflict in Ukraine in Yorkshire and Humber’, extending the original list of selected countries of birth to include Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. We have also included further regional and national comparisons in this version using the openly published preliminary Census 2021 data.

View the Report here

Read the previous preliminary report here (posted March 9th):
Communities affected by the conflict in Ukraine in Yorkshire and Humber

For further information contact us at admin@migrationyorkshire.org.uk

Preliminary Census 2021 counts for communities affected by the conflict in Ukraine in Yorkshire and Humber

A thought spared to the sufferers of war

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[The comments on this article do not necessarily represent the NHP or the Friday Flyer. Nor is this post trying to analyse or advocate the present situation.

This post may cause distress.]

Image courtesy of https://www.thetealmango.com/ Click image for article about the significance of Sunflowers to the Ukraine.

I don’t like the word ‘victim’. It has a sense of powerlessness and perceived unwillingness or inability to fight back. I prefer the term ‘sufferer’. On the outset it may sound the same as victim but a sufferer speaks out against what is happening. It also indicates that they should Not be going through what they are.

As I prepare this week’s Flyer, I can’t help but glance at the list of International Dates on the right hand side of the blog.

Two days get my attention: 20th March : International Day of Happiness and 24th March : International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, without diminishing the 21st March : International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and 25th March : International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

My child’s school is holding a fundraiser for the Ukraine today (March 25th)

For myself, coming from Greece, today (March 25th) is the anniversary of our final and successful uprise against the Ottoman occupation of Greece, after four centuries no less.

It seems this week is a stark reminder of people all over the World wanting nothing but a basic, fundamental yet absolutely essential element: To be Free. To live free of fear of persecution, violence and death. To live as they choose to live. To Live.

And yet, a country, not far from where we are, not so different to the one we live in, is right this minute under attack. War crimes are happening right this minute, people are displaced, people are dying.

I wouldn’t presume to label Russia as the culprit, not when I know their citizens object to this war and many have been arrested by their own government for speaking out in public. It seems, to put it simply that a few rotten apples spoil it for everyone.

I’d also like to say that though we feel the impact of the war more strongly because of its proximity and the immediate financial impacts on ourselves, this is not the only place ravaged by conflict right now. Afganistan, Yemen and so many other places seem to have dropped of the news Top Ten, though their suffering is enduring and present.

I feel helpless. I don’t see what I can do, other than speak out about it, from my secure position. Yet if a ‘progressive’ ‘first world country’ like the Ukraine isn’t safe, it makes one wonder.

The world condemns the war actions of Russian forces on Ukrainian grounds and praises the tenacity of the Ukrainians for fighting back. But for how long? And will any of the super powers intervene?

Maybe they feel as helpless as I do. Maybe I’ve grossly underestimated the severity of the situation.

I’d like to preserve faith in humanity. I’d like to hope we shall rise above it and stop allowing an outspoken minority trampling our dignity to the ground.

I need to believe. If I don’t, I fear Albert Einstein may be proven right when he said “I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”