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Iraq: Coalition Against ISIL

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:13 pm on 26th September 2014.

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Photo of Alison McGovern Alison McGovern Shadow Minister (International Development) 12:13 pm, 26th September 2014

Thank you, Mr Speaker.

We were able to help a handful of the most vulnerable people from Syria to take refuge in our country. I would like to ask whether we can do more. The refugee crisis now is colossal. This country must live up to its obligations and our moral duty to help those who have done nothing to cause the conflict and are innocent victims of it.

Victims of violence in Iraq need our help, and our military assistance, but our job is far bigger than that. We must also try, limited though our power is, to win the peace.