Motion to welcome, support and accommodate our fair share of refugees both locally and nationally
This Council notes that:
Conflicts in the Middle East have created the largest refugee crisis in generations.
Thousands of people have died while seeking sanctuary from the violence this year alone trying to cross the Mediterranean sea; many of them were children.
The United Kingdom has played a leading role as one of the world’s top international donors, supporting refugees in Syria and the surrounding area.
The UN estimates there are over 320,000 people though who live in urgent need of resettlement. Survivors of torture or sexual violence, the very elderly or disabled, there are people who cannot survive in UN refugee camps near in countries surrounding Syria.