Assignment 3

UK promises to take in 20.000 Syrian refugees

Refugees walking on the railway tracks between Bicske and Szar, some 40 kms west of Budapest

Responding to the ever increasing number of Syrian refugees trying to make their way to Europe on foot, the British Prime Minister David Cameron visited one of the largest Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon today.

UK prime minister David Cameron in BekaaValley camp

Cameron met in the Bekaa Valley with some of the Syrian refugees that will be resettling in the United Kingdom.

UK prime minister David Cameron in BekaaValley camp

Although Lebanon holds more than 1 million Syrian refugees and Germany is expected to receive 800,000 asylum seekers this year, Cameron stated that Britain will only take in up to 20,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years.

Over 150,000 people seeking to enter Europe have reached Hungary this year