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Prime Minister David Cameron announced
in his statement to the House of Commons on Monday 7 September 2015
that Britain should resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees during
the next five years.
These refugees will be taken from the
camps in the countries neighbouring Syria using the established
processes for identifying and resettling refugees. The government
may expand the
Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme or a new
scheme may be introduced.
Donations and offers of help
The government advises that the best way
to help refugees is to donate money to humanitarian organisations
or charities. Please read the
Charity Commission's advice on giving safely.
Cash donations enable agencies to cater
to the specific needs of the affected population as quickly as
possible. They also allow relief agencies to buy goods in the
affected region, helping to regenerate the local economy.
The government’s recommended and
experienced humanitarian and relief agencies that you can support
If you would like to help refugees,
either as an individual or as an organisation, you can:
One of the priority groups is likely to
be unaccompanied children and young people. If you are interested
in offering support to unaccompanied children, you might like to
consider becoming a