Posts Tagged “VPR”

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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Scotland welcomes 1,000th Syrian refugee under resettlement programme

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Scotland welcomes 1,000th Syrian refugee under resettlement programme

David Bradwell who heads up Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees is quoted in a BBC News article marking the milestone of 1,000 Syrian refugees being welcomed to Scotland through the UK Government’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme. That’s 35% of the UK total of 2,800 so far. The overall UK target is to resettle 20,000 refugees over…

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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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