More than 4,000 Ukrainian refugees were welcomed into north London homes under a government scheme, new data shows.

As of March 31 this year, 4,154 arrivals had been placed across north London boroughs under the Homes for Ukraine scheme, launched by the Government after Russia’s invasion of its smaller neighbour.

Almost a quarter of these refugees have been placed in Barnet, which has taken 999 people.

Harrow is the local authority in north London which has taken the fewest people, recording 255 arrivals.

In total 119,063 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in the UK via the government’s humanitarian route.

It comes as new Home Office immigration figures showed that people arriving through humanitarian schemes made up 19% of non-EU arrivals in 2022.

Jay Lindop, director of the centre for international migration at the ONS, said a series of “unprecedented world events throughout 2022” had led to record levels of international immigration to the UK.

Speaking about the number of refugees the UK had taken in recent years, government minister Grant Shapps recently said: “This country has had a big heart, we’ve opened the country for Ukrainian refugees, for British nationals from Hong Kong.

“So actually, I’m rather proud of our record [on immigration].”

The number of people housed in north London under the Homes for Ukraine scheme is as follows:

  • Barnet - 999
  • Brent - 423
  • Camden - 761
  • Enfield - 325
  • Hackney - 352
  • Haringey - 617
  • Harrow - 255
  • Islington - 422