The Government's Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) scheme has now helped resettle more than 5,000 Syrian refugees in the UK, the latest Home Office immigration statistics have revealed.
Approximately half of the 5,454 people who have been given refuge since the Government pledged to resettle 20,000 refugees by 2020 are children. More than 200 local authorities across the UK have provided accommodation
Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill said:
The humanitarian crisis in Syria is unprecedented, which is why this Government is undertaking one of the largest resettlement schemes in the UK’s history.
I’m delighted with the significant progress we have made with the VPR scheme so far and vulnerable refugees are arriving here every month.
The hard work will continue throughout this Parliament, as we work with local authorities to provide those who have been displaced by conflict with a safe environment and the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
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