Migrant crisis: Councils offering sanctuary, Cooper says
5 September 2015
From the section UK
More than 40 local councils in the UK say they are ready to offer sanctuary to refugees fleeing war-ravaged Syria, a Labour leadership candidate has said.
Yvette Cooper said local authorities had replied within 24 hours to her request for each to accept 10 families.
Councils have shown a “rising sense of moral purpose”, the shadow home secretary added.
Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Friday that the UK would take in “thousands” more Syrian refugees.
A exact figure on how many is yet to be decided, but the prime minister made it clear the extra refugees would come from camps bordering Syria, and not from among those already in Europe.
In other developments:
The SNP says it will use its opposition day debate in the Commons on Wednesday to hold the UK government to account over its stance on the refugee crisis
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Source:: BBC UK