Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to accept 20,000 refugees from Syria and other war-torn countries over the next five years in response to the escalating crisis in the Middle East and North Africa.
In a speech addressing both the refugee crisis and the UK’s counter-terror strategy, Cameron said the country must take a “comprehensive approach”and tackle both the consequences and causes of the crisis, including“stabilizing the countries where refugees are coming from.”
This included action in Syria, Libya and other unstable countries in North Africa and the Middle East.
The announcement comes after Chancellor George Osborne hinted the government is preparing for another vote on military action in Syria.
He said on Sunday:“We’ve got to defeat these criminal gangs who trade in human misery and risk people’s lives and kill people.”
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“You’ve got to deal with the problem at source, which is this evil Assad regime and the [Islamic State] terrorists.
So there you have it, the UK will take up to 20000 over 5 years (less than 5000 a year) , whilst further destroying Syria and destabilising the Country further and thus creating far more than 20000 more refugees.
Source: UK to accept up to 20,000 Syrian refugees – PM David Cameron