First of 20,000 Syrian refugees arrive in UK
22 September 2015
From the section UK
The prime minister visited the Za’atri refugee camp in Jordan earlier this month
The first Syrian refugees to be resettled in the UK since the government announced it was expanding its protection scheme have arrived.
The government has not disclosed how many were in the group nor clarified whether they were already due to arrive before the scheme was expanded.
The prime minister has pledged to take 20,000 Syrians from camps by 2020.
The arrivals were announced on the day EU ministers backed a migrant quota plan, which the UK has opted …read more
Source:: BBC UK