United Kingdom accept more Syrian refugees.

Prime Minister, David Cameron has announced that United Kingdom will provide resettlement to thousands more Syrian refugees in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis.

He said the extra refugees would come from United Nations camps bordering Syria, and not from among people already in Europe and pledged to find long-term solutions to the crisis.

Speaking in Lisbon after talks with his Portuguese counterpart, Cameron said the UK had a moral responsibility to help those displaced by the four-year conflict in Syria, adding that more details would be set out next week following discussions with organisations working in the region.

Almost 5,000 Syrians have been granted asylum in the last four years and the UK has accepted 216 Syrian refugees under a scheme to relocate the most vulnerable begun in January 2014.



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