UK: SYRIAN REFUGEES: Home Affiars Select Committee report

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While many consider that the UK taking only 20,000 Syrian refugees over five years is woefully few the Committee says that even this number will be difficult to achieve:

"We welcome the Prime Minister’s commitment made on 7 September 2015 to resettle 20,000 Syrians before the end of this Parliament. To meet this undertaking would require an average of 4,000 Syrians to be resettled each year. According to the Government’s own figures, in the last 10 years the highest number of refugees resettled in any one year is 1,039 in 2012. At no point in the recent past has the UK come near to resettling 4,000 refugees in one year....

We note that unlike other countries the UK has not provided the UNHCR with a specific pledge of the number of places for the end of 2016..."

See the full report: The work of the Immigration Directorates (Q2 2015) (pdf)

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