David Cameron visits Lebanese refugee camp
14 September 2015
From the section UK
David Cameron has visited a Lebanese refugee camp amid the crisis triggered by war in neighbouring Syria.
Mr Cameron, who is making his first visit to Lebanon as prime minister, met a family in a camp in the Bekaa Valley who are due to be flown to the UK.
He said: “I wanted to come here to see for myself and to hear for myself stories of refugees.”
The UK will accept up to 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years, Mr Cameron told MPs earlier this month.
He has appointed Richard Harrington as minister for Syrian refugees to ensure the arrivals are given a “warm welcome” in the UK.
“I want to focus on how we help Syrian refugees here in Lebanon, in Jordan, how we make sure we discourage people from making this dangerous journey to Europe but instead we take people from these camps and we make them welcome in the United Kingdom, in our country,” Mr Cameron said.
“We make sure there are homes for them to go to, schools for their children, a warm welcome in Britain.”
Source:: BBC UK