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Refugees: Syria

Question for Home Office

UIN HL169, tabled on 16 October 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to take in more Syrian refugees if President Erdogan ejects them from Turkey.

Answered on

30 October 2019

We continue to resettle refugees affected by the Syria conflict who have been deemed the most vulnerable by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and where resettlement has been deemed as the only durable solution for their circumstances. Over 17,000 refugees have found sanctuary in the UK through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and are rebuilding their lives here.

Once we have delivered our current commitments under the VPRS, Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme and Gateway Protection Programme, we will consolidate these schemes into a new global resettlement scheme to start in 2020. We will continue to work with UNHCR to identify refugees for resettlement as we implement the new scheme.

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