Welcoming Refugees to London

Tuesday 8 September 2015, 1:00pm

Motion detail

This Assembly wishes to continue London's proud history of providing a safe haven for refugees of war and conflict. 


This Assembly agrees that, while the root cause of the conflict in Syria and current refugee crisis in Europe needs to be resolved, we cannot abdicate our moral responsibility to help those affected now. 


We welcome London Councils’ statements that they stand ready to help with the Syrian refugee crisis, and urge the Mayor and the Government to ensure refugees are welcomed to London as part of the UK playing a full role in the international humanitarian response to the current crisis.