David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK, announced that the country will be admitting 20,000 refugees.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron has announced that the country will be accepting 20,000 refugees. This announcement is coming at the wake of massive movement of refugees from Syria into Europe.
David Cameron said that the UK had a “moral responsibility” to those living in camps bordering Syria while doing all it can to end the conflict there. However, the opposition Labour Party claimed that 20,000 figure was inadequate.
Mr Cameron told MPs that the suffering of the Syrian people and others trying to make it to Europe in recent weeks was “heartbreaking” and that the UK was stepping up its effort to help those displaced by the conflict.
Many migrants have stormed Europe as a result of the crisis in Syria. And Mr David Cameron has pledged to assist the displaced people.
We will continue to show the world that this country is a country of extra compassion, always standing up for our values and helping those in need.
Some other European countries like Germany and Italy have opened their doors to the displaced refugees.