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British PM bows to pressure, agrees to take in more asylum seekers

4 September 2015 18:20


Amid mounting domestic and international pressures, British Prime Minister David Cameron has finally announced that his country will take in thousands more Syrian refugees.

Cameron said his government would “act with head and heart” in response to the crisis and suffering of the refugees. He made the announcement after meeting with his Portuguese counterpart, Pedro Passos Coelho in Lisbon.

“We have already accepted around 5,000 Syrians and we have introduced a specific resettlement scheme, alongside those we already have, to help those Syrian refugees particularly at risk”, the prime minister said.

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