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Labour urges Government to accept Syrian refugees

Labour has called on the Government to take in hundreds of Syrian refugees fleeing the fighting which has ravaged the Middle Eastern state for almost three years.

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Cooper: Govt cannot turn its back on Syrian refugees

We should be rightly proud of our humanitarian aid effort and the generosity of the British people.

But we should also do our part, alongside other countries within the UN's programme, to provide a safe haven for some of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees fleeing this murderous conflict.

The British Government cannot turn its back on these people. It is our moral duty to respond to the UN's call for help for Syrian refugees - just as our country has helped those fleeing persecution for hundreds of years.

– Yvette Cooper told The Independent

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