Desperate refugees deserve a Cumbrian welcome
It is estimated that there are at least 4.5m Syrian refugees. Possibly half are children. Among that estimate there are thousands of unaccompanied minors. There are also refugees seeking asylum from conflicts in Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan.
What then should be our response?
Surely it must be to join together with other nations to help these poor people in such disparate need.
So far Britain has pledged to take 20,000 refugees. Last financial year, I believe 2,500 arrived. Cumbria has not yet been at the forefront of this welcome. There are good reasons for this. Since Storm Desmond,... read more
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