Amnesty labels EU 'apathetic' over Syria refugee crisis

Amnesty International has released a film trailer criticising the government for its "inaction", after it slammed the EU for failing to provide enough temporary accommodation for Syrian refugees.

The film named The Apathetics labels EU leaders as the "inaction team with a plan to do nothing".

A Home Office spokesperson responded, adding to an earlier statement: "We are supporting the Regional Protection Programme, which provides help close to the country of origin.

“Any claim for asylum is considered on its individual merits and in line with the immigration rules.”

Read: Britain 'has no plans' to resettle Syrian refugees

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UK should 'hang its head in shame' over Syrian refugees

The UK has been criticised by a human rights charity for failing to resettle vulnerable Syrian refugees. Amnesty International said the Government should "hang its head in shame" for not opening its borders to the some of the millions displaced.