Refugees: Syria

Home Office written question – answered on 9th January 2017.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have been resettled under the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement programme; and how many, as a number and as a percentage, came from the Christian or Yazidi communities.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office is committed to publishing data in an orderly way as part of the regular quarterly Immigration Statistics, in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Latest statistics published on 01 December confirmed that a total of 4,414 Syrians have been resettled under the scheme since it began, 4,162 of these arriving in the 12 months to the end of September 2016.

Religious affiliation of those resettled under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement (VPR) scheme is monitored, but not routinely reported.

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