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Refugees: Ukraine

Question for Treasury

UIN 132167, tabled on 1 March 2022

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has introduced any exemptions to the current documentary requirements to allow the process of delivering aid to EU countries to assist Ukrainian refugees to be expedited in particular in relation to MRN numbers.

Answered on

7 March 2022

Businesses and individuals sending goods as in kind donations to assist Ukrainian refugees have to follow UK export guidance and comply with any import rules in the EU or other country that the goods are going to. UK businesses can contact the Export Support Service by phone or online for advice.

The Government understands that people in the UK want to help. The Government advises that businesses and individuals should give money through trusted charities and humanitarian aid organisations, rather than donating in kind assistance, such as blankets and clothing. Trusted humanitarian partners will be regularly assessing the need and delivering the assistance required to meet those needs. The Disasters Emergency Committee appeal can be found here: https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal.

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