Cameron Visits Syrian Refugees In Lebanon

Cameron Visits Syrian Refugees In Lebanon


David Cameron visited camp operated in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, home to 500 individuals in 90 tents including many kids.

He met a family that was vulnerable due to be resettled as section of a commitment to the UK by the Government to take refugees by 2020. Syrian 20,000

“Britain is already the second largest donor to refugee camps, to this whole catastrophe, actually helping in a way that many other countries aren’t with serious amounts of money.”

“We are going to go on doing that including increasing the amount of cash we’re giving to train Syrian children in Lebanon and elsewhere. I believe that is absolutely crucial.”

Over the summer after numerous refugees drowned making the perilous journey in the war torn country into Europe, the PM came to change strategy.

But the Government stresses its strategy hasn’t changed.

The UK is expanding programmes to accept vulnerable people that are displaced from camps in the region, but WOn’t join in the EU attempt to disperse comings in Greece, Italy and Hungary.

GBP1bn is being spent by Britain in camps neighbouring Syria, including GBP300m in Lebanon.

Mr Cameron went to meet his counterpart in Lebanon Tammam Salam after visiting the camp.

In a press conference held after the assembly, Mr Cameron said the UK would help mentor and train, equip Lebanese armed forces.

More than a million Syrian refugees now live in Lebanon, which includes a population of 4.5 million.

The Prime Minister announced he was appointing Watford MP Richard Harrington as a new minister specifically for refugees that were Syrian.

He said Mr Harrington would ensure that the resettling of the 20,000 “happens quickly, it occurs nicely, and the whole nation pulls together to deliver that”.

Some GBP29m of an extra GBP100m this month, pronounced by the PM is going to be spent in Lebanon paying for food, lodging and help for Palestinian and Syrian refugees displaced from Syrian camps with schooling.

He explained: “Instead we take folks from these camps and we make them welcome in the United Kingdom, in our nation.

“We make sure there are houses to allow them to go to, schools for his or her kids, a warm welcome in Britain.

“Twenty thousand individuals we’re taking, I want that to be performed well, I desire it to be something the entire country might take pride in and I needed to come here today to hear their stories for myself.”