Refugee Action calls for urgency on Syrian resettlement

Last updated September 16, 2015Press release

Theresa May spoke to the House of Commons this afternoon summarising discussions from the recent EU Justice & Home Affairs meetings and responded to questions about resettling 20,000 Syrians to the UK.

In response, Stephen Hale, Chief Executive of Refugee Action said:

“The Home Secretary confirmed today that the government will work with the voluntary sector on the resettlement of Syrians to the UK. There is a wealth of experience on which to build.”

He added:

“The public, local government and voluntary sector now urgently need to know the timetable for making the resettlement programme a reality, so we can develop programmes that enable refugees to successfully rebuild their lives.”

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