We need action, not words

Last updated September 4, 2015Press release

Following the Prime Minister’s statement in Lisbon this morning, that the UK is preparing to accept ‘thousands’ of refugees from Syria, Stephen Hale, Chief Executive of Refugee Action, said:

“We welcome David Cameron’s indication that the UK will now scale up its part in tackling the refugee crisis – and reflecting growing public concern – by accepting more people fleeing war and persecution.

We need action not words – and crucially, the numbers of refugees involved. We know that the British public is looking to the government to show compassion and make a firm pledge to resettle a large number of refugees in line with people’s expectations.”

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