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Resettlement of Vulnerable Syrian Refugees

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:39 pm on 10th December 2014.

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Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration) 12:39 pm, 10th December 2014

The scheme operates in close conjunction with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. We judged it best to contribute through a complementary scheme, working in partnership with the UNHCR and focusing exclusively on the most vulnerable cases, particularly women and children at risk, those in need of medical assistance, and survivors of torture and violence. As I said, this is the first scheme of its kind in the UK with that direct focus. The UNHCR will make recommendations about those who are appropriate and suitable for the scheme, and through that complementary work we are actively supporting its efforts.