Tue 15 March 2022:
The star of Sherlock Holmes said he hopes to get involved in giving Ukrainian refugees a place to stay as Russia’s invasion of the country has forced millions to leave behind their loved ones, jobs, and homes.
“Everyone needs to do as much as they can … there’s been a record number of people volunteering to take people into their homes, I hope to be part of that myself,” Benedict Cumberbatch told Sky News Sunday on the red carpet of the British Academy Film Awards at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
The British government’s “Homes for Ukraine” scheme will allow members of the public, and businesses alike, to offer refugees accommodation in Britain—even if they don’t have any family ties in the country.
“We all need … to do more than wear a badge. We need to donate, we need to pressure our politicians to continue to create some kind of a refugee safety and a haven here for people who are suffering,” he said.
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