Syrian Refugees (Support and Aid)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:27 pm on 29th April 2014.

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Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Conservative, Hexham 4:27 pm, 29th April 2014

I totally respect the point that is made. All hon. Members in this Chamber and in the House, and everyone everywhere, would like a resolution to the civil war. I am concerned that, even if all those points were made, this is not a war that is going to end within six months or, in all probability, in 12 months. Even with all the actions that the hon. Gentleman legitimately and fairly mentions, that humanitarian crisis is worsening by the day, week and month. The expectation is that at least 1 million more refugees will attempt to leave Syria by the present process that we are engaged in, even as it goes ahead.