Resettlement of Syrian refugees
London has a proud history of providing refuge to those seeking sanctuary. It is right that we should continue to welcome people fleeing persecution and those plainly in fear for their lives.
We welcome the Government’s commitment to bring 20,000 Syrian refugees to the UK between now and 2020. We are talking to the Home Office, Department of Community and Local Government (DCLG), London Councils, London Boroughs, voluntary organisations and other partners to enable London to play its part in helping some of the most vulnerable refugees fleeing war and persecution in Syria.