Where do the refugees on the Community Sponsorship programme come from?

To be resettled via Community Sponsorship, a refugee must be eligible for either the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) or the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS).  Their eligibility for this programmes is decided by UNHCR and the UK Government. This means that the refugees resettled via Community Sponsorship will usually have been affected by the conflict in the Middle East and North Africa and will be travelling to the UK from this region.