UN welcomes UK's pledge to admit 'most vulnerable' Syrians

The UN Refugee Agency in the UK has welcomed the Government's plans to provide refuge to hundreds of the "most vulnerable" Syrians. But Britain is not signing up to a quota under the UN sanctuary scheme.

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Govt programme launched to help 'vulnerable' Syrians

Home Secretary Theresa May has outlined the Government's plan to help the most vulnerable Syrians find safety in the UK.

She told the House of Commons: "Our country has a proud tradition of providing protection to those in need. And where there are particularly difficult cases of vulnerable refugees, who are at grave risk, we are ready to look at those cases."

She added: "The Government will be launching a new programme to provide emergency sanctuary in the UK for displaced Syrians who are particularly vulnerable."

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