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Tom Odell sings for Ukrainian refugees at Bucharest station

Tom Odell delivers an emotional performance for Ukrainian refugees at a train station in Bucharest after the song became a symbol of resilience in the war-torn country

There were emotional scenes in Bucharest on Friday, as Tom Odell sang his hit Another Love to Ukrainian refugees passing through the city’s railway station.

The British singer-songwriter performed the song which has become a symbol of the country’s resilience on social media on his keyboard beneath the arrivals and departures boards.

The song which is about fighting for someone you love, has been used on TikTok videos including one of a defiant Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.    

Heartbreaking: There were emotional scenes in Bucharest on Friday, as Tom Odell sang his hit Another Love to Ukrainian refugees passing through the cities main railway station

The Sussex-born singer brought the station to a standstill as passersby gathered in solidarity holding up the Ukrainian colours.  

The Brit award winner who wrote the hit song over a decade ago, is now performing the song to boost morale during the devastating war. 

The artist is also due to take part at a concert to raise funds for the Red Cross to help Ukrainians in the Romanian capital on Saturday alongside Romanian artists, DJ Armin van Buuren and Ukrainian singer Jamala, who won the 2016 Eurovision song contest in 2016. 

Kind: The Brit award winner who wrote the hit song over a decade ago, is now performing the song to boost morale during the devastating war

Kind: The Brit award winner who wrote the hit song over a decade ago, is now performing the song to boost morale during the devastating war

Thousands have passed through the station each day as volunteers and local authorities offer food, hot drinks, transport and lodgings.

However, as locals gathered in solidarity to help assist fleeing refugees, the war in Ukraine has reached a devastating humanitarian crisis.

More than 2.5 million citizen have fled to neighbouring countries since Russia began its invasion of the country, in what the United Nations said looks set to become Europe’s largest refugee crisis this century – warning that the number may reach 4 million in the coming days.

Solidarity: The British singer-songwriter performed the song which has become a symbol of the country's resilience on social media on his keyboard beneath the arrivals and departures boards

Solidarity: The British singer-songwriter performed the song which has become a symbol of the country’s resilience on social media on his keyboard beneath the arrivals and departures boards

With the war now in its third week and the number of refugees swelling, it is becoming increasingly difficult to provide sufficient help.

Earlier this week Boris Johnson defended the nations response to the crisis and said an upcoming scheme will allow Britons to take citizens from the war torn country into their homes.  

The plan will enable Brits to put people fleeing the war up in a spare room, or perhaps give them a job. 

Help: The artist is also due to take part at a concert to raise funds for the Red Cross to help Ukrainians in the Romanian capital on Saturday (pictured performing in 2021)

Help: The artist is also due to take part at a concert to raise funds for the Red Cross to help Ukrainians in the Romanian capital on Saturday (pictured performing in 2021)

However, it is expected that anyone offering to house a Ukrainian refugee will have to pass Disclosure and Barring Service checks, which will slow the process further.

Scores of Ukrainian families were turned away at Calais with just 760 people granted visas under the Home Office’ Family Support Scheme despite tens of thousands of applications.

Following mounting criticism, Priti Patel announced on Thursday major changes to the visa regime – but charities said they did not go far enough.

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Readers of Mail Newspapers and MailOnline have always shown immense generosity at times of crisis.

Calling upon that human spirit, we are supporting a huge push to raise money for refugees from Ukraine. 

For, surely, no one can fail to be moved by the heartbreaking images and stories of families – mostly women, children, the infirm and elderly – fleeing from Russia’s invading armed forces.

As this tally of misery increases over the coming days and months, these innocent victims of a tyrant will require accommodation, schools and medical support.

Donations to the Mail Force Ukraine Appeal will be used to help charities and aid organisations providing such essential services. 

In the name of charity and compassion, we urge all our readers to give swiftly and generously.

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