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Refugees: Resettlement

Question for Home Office

UIN HL1238, tabled on 23 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many refugees have been resettled under the UK Resettlement Scheme  which was announced by the Home Secretary in June 2019; and how many refugees they expect to be resettled in the UK under its provisions (1) this year, and (2) for each of the next five years.

Answered on

7 July 2022

The Home Office publishes data on asylum and resettlement in the ‘Immigration Statistics Quarterly Release’. Data on the number of refugees resettled through the UKRS is published in table Res_D01 of the asylum and resettlement detailed datas.

In the first quarter of this year, the Government has resettled 345 individuals through the UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS). The scheme began in January 2021 and as of April 2022, a total of 1,470 refugees have been resettled through the UKRS.

There is no stated target for the new global UKRS. The number of individuals resettled in a particular period will depend on a range of factors, including the flow of referrals from UNHCR in the field and local authorities’ ability to provide suitable accommodation and care packages in the UK.

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