Since March 2020 the UK hasn’t welcomed a single refugee through its resettlement programme – the safest route to escaping war and rebuilding lives. That was understandable at the start of the coronavirus crisis, but with air travel for foreign holidays running throughout the summer there is no good reason these life-saving flights can’t resume.
Will you email your MP and pressure the Government to reopen safe routes to safety and commit to a resettlement programme welcoming at least 5,000 refugees a year? https://act.refugee-action.org.uk/page/67081/action/1?ea.tracking.id=qfqy9jch&ea.url.id=4910869&forwarded=true.
It is Lib Dem policy to “Offer safe and legal routes to the UK for at least 10,000 refugees each year by expanding the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, both to help a greater number of people from that region and to cover other conflict zones such as Myanmar.” As in our policy document here http://libdemfocus.co.uk/ld4sos/archives/1685