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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Home Secretary: Syrian refugee crisis is 'immense'

Home Secretary Theresa May has told the House of Commons the scale of the Syrian refugee crisis is "immense".

Home Secretary Theresa May addresses the Commons on the Syrian Refugee crisis.

She said: "The greatest contribution we can make is to work to end the conflict altogether, using UK diplomacy and our international influence to support the negotiations taking place in Geneva."

She added the the Government's goal was that of a "peaceful settlement" and that the £600m already given to the Syrian relief effort was the UK's largest ever response to a humanitarian crisis.

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