House of Commons
REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT SCHEMES
EDM #2485
Tabled 13 June 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that there are an estimated 25 million refugees and three million asylum seekers around the world today; further notes that the Government committed to resettle 20,000 refugees in the UK by 2020 under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) and 3,000 more under the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS) and that, as of 31 March 2019, 15,977 people had been resettled under the VPRS, including 7,966 children, and 1,410 under the VCRS, including 823 children; observes that the Government also committed to relocate 480 unaccompanied refugee children from elsewhere in Europe under Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 and that less than half that number have been relocated so far; believes that the UK must continue to provide safe, legal routes to sanctuary for refugees; and calls on the Government to urgently fulfil the rest of its commitment under Section 67, to guarantee the future of the VPRS after 2020 and to commit to resettling a further 10,000 refugee children in the UK over the next 10 years.

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