Posts Tagged “Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement programme”

UK on target to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020

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UK on target to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020

The National Audit Office has today reported on the UK Home Office’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme. Back in September 2015, the then-Prime Minister David Cameron made a commitment to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020. 1,000 Syrian refugees were welcomed into the UK by Christmas 2015. 2,659 (13% of the target) were resettled by…

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UK Government investing over £0.5bn in Syrian resettlement programme

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UK Government investing over £0.5bn in Syrian resettlement programme

Coventry South Labour Member of the UK parliament Jim Cunningham got a response from the Home Office today to his Written Question. As an MP, he has taken an interest in Syria for some time. To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the total cost…

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“We love our new home”

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“We love our new home”

Fifty one Syrian refugees arrived in Belfast in December under the UK government Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement programme. Three months later, some gathered in the Shaftsbury Recreation Centre on Saturday evening for what the former Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir described as an “exuberant community welcome”. Teenager Ascha Alnajjar spoke at the event. In a…

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Refugee Resettlement Factsheets (Church of England)

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Refugee Resettlement Factsheets (Church of England)

The Church of England’s Mission and Public Affairs Division has published a useful set of factsheets that outline: UK Government policy around the Syrian resettlement programme; how resettlement works (in the context of English local authorities); local action; campaigning.

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