Refugee Council: Ask your MP to speak up for Syria’s refugees

Refugee Council is appealing to all to write to their MPs urging them to ask the UK Government to provide safe haven to Syrian refugees.

Almost a year is gone since the UK Government agreed to resettle some of Syria’s most vulnerable refugees.

“But sadly, since the Government set up its special resettlement scheme for Syria’s refugees, very few people have actually arrived,” says Maurice Wren, Refugee Council Chief Executive. “Worse still, the Government has said it only anticipates resettling ‘several hundred people’ over a three year period. This is pitiful. We can and should be helping to many more people.”

More than three million people have now fled Syria as more people try to escape the fighting and advance of ISIS. The UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that 100,000 more people will be in need of resettlement in 2015 and 2016.

On 9th December UNHCR will hold a global pledging conference on resettling Syria’s refugees. Countries from all over the world will attend and be asked to increase the numbers of resettlement places they are offering.

Refugee Council wants the UK to attend this conference and commit to helping more refugees find safety in the UK.

Click here to write to your MPs urging them to ask the government to attend this conference.

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