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Wales prepares to support Syrian refugees

A task force is to be set up to see how Wales will respond to the refugee crisis in Europe.

At a summit this morning, charities and government ministers said Wales would take its share of refugees - although no firm figures were given.

In recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of people have fled war-torn Syria - many risking their lives on dangerous journeys to enter Europe.

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Government to host summit on refugee crisis

First Minister Carwyn Jones is holding a summit today to discuss how Wales can play a part in resettling refugees.

Over recent weeks, hundreds of thousands of people have fled war-torn Syria - many risking their lives on dangerous journeys to enter Europe.

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Hundreds of people gathered in Cardiff at the weekend to show their support to refugees.

Many there used the opportunity to call for the UK Government to do more following the announcement they will take 20,000 refugees before 2020.

Carwyn Jones will be joined by a number of charities including the Welsh Refugee Council and British Red Cross. The Government says the discussion will be about developing the most effective response to the crisis.

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