Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Hundreds of Syrians to be given refuge: Clegg brokers deal to allow most vulnerable victims of civil war including children and disabled to come to Britain

  • Precedence to be given to most vulnerable Syrians seeking refuge abroad
  • Plan agreed last night after weeks of talks within Coalition government
  • UK is already the second largest bilateral donor to Syrian refugees
'Moral responsibility': Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that Britain is to take in some of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria
'Moral responsibility': Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that Britain is to take in some of the most vulnerable refugees from Syria
Hundreds of the most vulnerable victims of the civil war in Syria will be able to seek refuge in Britain, in a deal brokered last night.
Precedence will be given to the most extreme cases such as women and children at risk of sexual violence, the elderly, survivors of torture and people with disabilities, Nick Clegg announced.
The Deputy Prime Minister said Britain had a ‘moral responsibility’ to help alleviate the suffering in the region, where more than 100,000 people have died and many millions displaced from their homes.
The plan was agreed last night after weeks of talks between the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats about how to respond to the Syrian conflict, which has raged for almost three years.
David Cameron has come under pressure from Mr Clegg, Labour’s Ed Miliband and Ukip leader Nigel Farage to join the countries currently offering sanctuary to some of the refugees.
More than 11.5million people inside Syria and those who have fled to neighbouring countries are in need of food, shelter and medical treatment.
Mr Cameron appears to have overcome objections from the Home Office by agreeing to let in ‘hundreds’ of vulnerable people, but without joining the United Nations quota system.
The UN High Commission for Refugees is calling for Western nations to admit 30,000 Syrians between them. But last week immigration minister Mark Harper said the quota system only provides ‘token relief’.
A government source said there were concerns that quotas would encourage a ‘box ticking culture’ among other countries who have not matched Britain’s record on aid to the region.
The UK is the second largest bilateral donor having given £600million aid to help refugees in the region.
Sources said the deal was supported by Mr Cameron and Nick Clegg and there had not been a ‘Whitehall battle’ over it.
‘We will be looking case-by-case at the most vulnerable to see if we can help them’, a source said. The number is expected to be ‘in the hundreds’ to be brought here over the coming months and to start ‘very quickly’.
Misery: A Syrian refugee carries his son along the market street at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan. Millions of Syrians have been displaced by the three-year civil war in their country
Misery: A Syrian refugee carries his son along the market street at Zaatari refugee camp, near the Syrian border in Mafraq, Jordan. Millions of Syrians have been displaced by the three-year civil war in their country
Home secretary Theresa May will set out the new policy today in a parliamentary debate about the UK’s response to the crisis.
At least 1,500 people have already been able to settle in the UK through a programme to help those with existing family ties. But in the Commons last week, the Prime Minister warned that small quotas would have to be considered carefully in a crisis involving millions of people.
Mr Clegg said last night that Britain had now agreed to provide refuge to those ‘most traumatised’ by the crisis without setting specific targets. The UN, which backs the UK’s stance, will help identify these people.

Poverty: A Syrian woman lies in an empty building in the Kucukpazar district of Istanbul yesterday. Destitute refugees are filling houses in the Turkish capital which have been evacuated for urban development projects
Poverty: A Syrian woman lies in an empty building in the Kucukpazar district of Istanbul yesterday. Destitute refugees are filling houses in the Turkish capital which have been evacuated for urban development projects


More Syrians in Istanbul: It is estimated that more than 11.5million people inside Syria and those who have fled to neighbouring countries are in urgent need of food, shelter and medical treatment
More Syrians in Istanbul: It is estimated that more than 11.5million people inside Syria and those who have fled to neighbouring countries are in urgent need of food, shelter and medical treatment
Mr Clegg said: ‘I am pleased to be able to announce that the UK will be providing refuge to some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees. The Coalition Government wants to play our part in helping to alleviate the immense suffering in Syria.
‘The £600million we have provided makes us the second largest bilateral donor of humanitarian aid in the world. But as the conflict continues to force millions of Syrians from their homes, we need to make sure we are doing everything we can.’

Human cost of war: A Syrian woman sits with her children as she cooks a flat bread outside a tent at Quru Gusik refugee camp on the outskirts of Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, in a picture taken last week
Human cost of war: A Syrian woman sits with her children as she cooks a flat bread outside a tent at Quru Gusik refugee camp on the outskirts of Arbil, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, in a picture taken last week

A Syrian girl plays with her doll outside a tent at the Quru Gusik camp: Home secretary Theresa May will set out the new policy today in a parliamentary debate about the UK's response to the worsening Syrian refugee crisis
A Syrian girl plays with her doll outside a tent at the Quru Gusik camp: Home secretary Theresa May will set out the new policy today in a parliamentary debate about the UK's response to the worsening Syrian refugee crisis

Syrian refugee children play at Jordan's Al Zaatari refugee camp: At least 1,500 Syrian refugees have already been able to settle in the UK through a programme to help those with existing family ties to the country
Syrian refugee children play at Jordan's Al Zaatari refugee camp: At least 1,500 Syrian refugees have already been able to settle in the UK through a programme to help those with existing family ties to the country

Tent city: A view across al-Zaatari camp shows how far it extends, with tents equipped with satellite receivers
Tent city: A view across al-Zaatari camp shows how far it extends, with tents equipped with satellite receivers

He said they intended to target those ‘in greatest need’ and continue to support the peace talks underway in Geneva between the Assad regime and opposition forces to find a political solution.
Mr Clegg added: ‘We are one of the most open hearted countries in the world and I believe we have a moral responsibility to help.
'Britain has a long and proud tradition of providing refuge at times of crisis. This Coalition Government will ensure it lives on.’
NWN: Let them all in ! 
We have loads of money, houses and jobs for all the worlds population. Clegg,Cameron and IDS have empty bedrooms doing nothing ! Let them put them up ?

22 comments:

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'Precedence will be given to the most extreme cases such as women and children at risk of sexual violence'........better kep them away from the lib MP's then.

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