Help Refugees quoted in Independent article on refugee figures and statistics

We’re quoted in this article in The Independent which reveals new statistics on Britain’s comparatively ‘unwelcome response’ to refugees. They chart the distribution of refugees by country, how many refugees have been accepted relative to the population size, the ‘fair share’ of refugees accepted, and how the current rates of acceptance compare to more historic ones. An important read.

From the Independent

The Government’s shameful response to the refugee crisis in four charts

And Help Refugees, another charity, called the figures “disappointing to see.”

“This problem is especially acute for the hundreds of unaccompanied minors in refugee camps like Calais who, both legally and morally, should be allowed to join their immediate family living in the UK,” spokesperson said.

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