The UN Refugee Agency in the UK has welcomed the Government's plans to provide refuge to the "most vulnerable" Syrians.
In a statement to the House of Commons, Home Secretary Theresa May said the UK would not be signing up to a quota scheme because "we want to focus our assistance on the most vulnerable people".
UNHCR's Representative to the UK, Roland Schilling, said: "We welcome the announcement of the UK government to provide refuge to some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees, in cooperation with UNHCR.
“This decision will help to provide much needed solutions for vulnerable Syrian refugees many of whom have been deeply traumatised and face immense hardship.
"It is also a concrete and important gesture of solidarity and burden sharing with the countries neighbouring Syria as they continue to bear the brunt of the refugee crisis."
More top news
An estimated 70,000 claimants transferred to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) from other benefits since 2011 were underpaid.
Plastics is one of a number of environmental issues facing the world's seas, along with rising sea levels and warming oceans.
Winter seeps into spring