Summary of From Safe Homes to Sponsors: Lessons from the Ukraine Hosting Response for Refugee Sponsorship Programs

Hosting initiatives, where private citizens provide their own homes as short-term accommodation to those fleeing war, was remarkable after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The program was successful because it provided a swift response to an urgent situation without relying on social housing or asylum reception systems. The program’s achievements offer valuable lesson to incorporate into sponsorship efforts.

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