Meet the NI man converting garage into home for Ukrainian refugees

Banbridge resident John Lester has been preparing his home to accommodate refugees from the war in Ukraine.

He's been in contact with a family fleeing Kyiv, and hopes to welcome them as soon as possible.

"It's something we can do for people who need it... Maybe it will give them a chance to recover," John told UTV.

He is just one of many people across Ireland and the UK who have offered to house those fleeing the conflict in eastern Europe.

However, the heads of the Anglican and Catholic churches in Ireland have jointly called on governments to do more to aid refugees.

"I think personally that more could be done at government level in the United Kingdom," Catholic Primate of Ireland Eamon Martin said.