Syrian refugee crisis

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Series Details (2015-16) HC463
Publication Date January 2015
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In a report published on the 4 January 2016, the International Development Committee of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom urged the UK Government to back Save the Children's proposal of accepting an additional 3,000 refugee children stranded within Europe. This is in addition to the current commitment to resettle 20,000 refugees directly from Syria and neighbouring countries.

The Committee commended the Government for its approach to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, providing the second highest level of bilateral funding to the region – in line with the goal of committing 0.7% of gross national income on Official Development Assistance. The Government also reached the target of accepting 1,000 refugees by Christmas 2015.

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United Kingdom: House of Commons: International Development Committee: News, 04.01.16: Syria's lost refugee children – urgent Government response needed
BBC News, 05.01.16: Syria crisis: UK should take in 3,000 children, say MPs
Save the Children: Children of Syria
The Guardian, 05.01.16: UK should take 3,000 more Syrian refugee children, MPs urge

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