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UK to accept thousands more refugees from Syria: Cameron

Reuters , Friday 4 Sep 2015
British PM David Cameron (Photo:Reuters)
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Britain will take "thousands more" refugees from Syria, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.

Cameron said Britain had already accepted around 5,000 Syrians under its existing resettlement schemes which would continue to take in more refugees.

"Given the scale of the crisis and the suffering of people, today, I can announce that we will do more in providing resettlement for thousands more Syrian refugees," Cameron told reporters in Lisbon after meeting his Portuguese counterpart.

Britain's government has faced calls to take in many more refugees after broad media coverage of the image of a dead Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach.

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