David Cameron has announced that Britain will resettle up to 20,000 Syrian refugees over the course of this Parliament.
The Prime Minister told the Commons that refugees would be taken from camps on the Syrian borders.
Mr Cameron said it was right to do so given the scale of the suffering of the Syrian people.
Key points from Cameron's announcement:
- Britain will take in up to 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020
- Only refugees from camps in their home regions will be taken in by the UK - not those who have already crossed the Mediterranean into Europe
- Refugees to Britain will be chosen under established UN procedures and will be granted five-year humanitarian protection visas
- PM pledged full cost of supporting Syrian refugees would be met by the Government's aid budget in the first year
On a visit to Jordan, David Cameron says that the EU must "follow Britain's lead" and fund more refugee camps around Syria.
The prime minister has insisted the UK will not participate in plans to redistribute 160,000 refugees who have arrived in Europe.
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