الثلاثاء، 15 سبتمبر، 2015

First Syrian Refugees To Arrive In UK 'In Days'


The first Syrian refugees to be resettled in the UK under an expanded Government programme will arrive in the next few days.
They will be coming from camps bordering war-ravaged Syria and will be among a total of 20,000 that Britain has agreed to take over the next five years.
Home Secretary Theresa May said the Government was "working at speed" to plan for even more arrivals in the coming weeks.
She said the public response to the migrant crisis has been one of "overwhelming generosity" and many have made "kind offers of assistance".
Mrs May said Minister for Syrian refugees Richard Harrington will meet non-governmental organisations (NGOs) over the next week to discuss how best to "harness the public's strong desire to welcome refugees".
People across the UK have come together to sign petitions, collect food and clothing, donate money, and offer up their homes to people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

A Government website and a Red Cross helpline will advise people on how they can help Syrian refugees in the UK, Mrs May said.
The Government has chosen not to take in refugees who have already made the journey to Europe because David Cameron does not want migrants risking their lives by land and sea trying to get to the continent.
Hundreds have already died this year making the perilous trip.
The Europe Commission wants EU countries to sign up to a quota system where they each take in a certain number of refugees out of a total of 160,000 but the UK is not taking part in the proposed scheme.

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