Ukraine Project Cymru
Ukraine Project Cymru is a free immigration advice scheme offered to individuals and families based in Wales who have fled their homes due to the war in Ukraine.
The scheme is offered in partnership with Asylum Justice, an independent legal service for asylum seekers and refugees in Wales, with funding from Welsh Government and is open to Ukrainians who wish to enter or remain in Wales.
The initiative has been set up by immigration and asylum lawyer and lecturer Jennifer Morgan who has extensive experience of immigration cases arising from the conflicts in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq amongst others. The aim of the project is to provide one-off advice to clients who will then take their own cases forward.
“Many Ukrainians have come to the UK or been able to stay here since the start of the war via a number of schemes that were set up in response to the crisis.
But as support linked to some of these schemes comes to an end, many Ukrainians now need advice on what happens next.
Due to the status they have been given, Ukrainians are not formally recognised as refugees and do not qualify for state-funded legal aid. We are here to help families and individuals needing assistance in navigating our complex immigration system.” - Jennifer Morgan, Project Lead.
Around 25 law students have been recruited to the initiative which will deal with a wide range of queries related to UK immigration, asylum and nationality law and policy.
If you are a Ukrainian who requires assistance on legal matters since arriving in Wales, please contact Project Administrator Suzy McGarrity.