New data reveals number of Afghan refugees living in Fife
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For the first time, the Home Office has released figures on where Afghan refugees are staying in the UK. It shows 56 were living in the KIngdom.
In addition, 386 Ukrainians are living in the area through the 'Homes for Ukraine' scheme, which facilitates UK citizens to sponsor and temporarily house refugees fleeing the conflict with Russia.
In total, the UK has taken in 175,000 refugees through the sponsorship scheme and the 'Ukraine Family Scheme', which grants Ukrainians the opportunity to live with family in the UK. The two Afghan schemes have seen just over 21,000 arrivals.
Data from the Office for National Statistics shows around 606,000 more people are estimated to have moved to the UK than left in the 12 months to December.