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Race Equality Foundation comments on racism reported at Ukraine’s borders

In response to reports of racism at Ukraine’s borders, Jabeer Butt OBE, CEO of the Race Equality Foundation said: “It is unacceptable to hear that Black and ethnic minority people in Ukraine are being blocked from fleeing to safety and treated as though their lives are worth less than others. War causes indiscriminate suffering and everyone deserves safety for themselves and their family.

“We condemn all racist behaviour and call on our Government to ensure that all people fleeing the conflict are supported to do so, without any division.”

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1. Press contact: comms@racefound.org.uk / 07593 454182

2About the Race Equality Foundation

The Race Equality Foundation is a national charity tackling racial inequality across public services to improve the lives of Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. Its areas of work cover health and care, housing, children and families, employment, communities and more.