As the government discussed plans to help his native Ukrainians fleeing the war-torn country, Benedict Cumberbatch pledged to open his home to those in need. The actor spoke ahead of BAFTAs 2022, where several celebrities showed solidarity with Ukraine throughout the evening
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Benedict Cumberbatch has pledged to do all he can to help the Ukrainian refugees – including opening the doors of their homes to some.
An estimated 2.5 million people have fled the country since President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to invade their neighboring country last month.
Following calls for help as families fled their homes in Kyiv and other major cities, there was a huge influx of people wanting to help during the humanitarian crisis – including many famous faces. language.
Speaking ahead of the BAFTAs 2022 on Sunday night, actor Benedict, 45, said he was standing “side by side” with those affected by the horrific attacks.
The Imitation Game actor also shared his reaction to the news that the British public will be asked to open their homes to those in need during the Ukraine refugee crisis, to be announced by Michael Gove on Thursday. Two.
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Benedict mused to Sky News outside the Royal Albert Hall it was a truly shocking time to arrive in Europe two and a half hours by flight from Ukraine and that’s something that overwhelmed us.
“This is what I’m trying to do to show that I’m standing with my brothers and sisters who are going through this.
“We all need … to do more than wear badges. We need to donate, we need to pressure politicians to continue to create some kind of safety for refugees and places of refuge. shelter for those who are suffering.”
He added: “People need to do as much as they can… there’s been a record number of people volunteering to put people in their homes, I hope to be a part of that myself. “
Benedict – who walked the red carpet with his wife Sophie Hunter – also subtly paid tribute to the Ukrainian people by choosing his outfit, thanks to a small pin attached to his coat in the colors of the Ukrainian flag. war ravaged country.
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On Friday, Technology Secretary Chris Philp said details of a plan to allow Ukrainian refugees to come and stay with British families would be laid out “in the very near future”.
He told Sky News: “We will be making an announcement in the very near future about a plan for UK local authorities and real UK families, to welcome refugees. Ukraine. We have published that principle and the details of how it works will be laid out in the very near future.”
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Benedict is not the only celebrity who has pledged to help the Ukrainian people in recent days.
Homes Under The Hammer star Martin Roberts is currently driving a whopping 26 hours to get emergency supplies to the Urkraine/Polish border.
Updating his fans midway through his journey with the mammoths on Sunday morning, the BBC presenter confessed he felt a “big responsibility” to deliver the precious supplies and he hopes to donate to those who have been displaced in the next 24 hours.
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