Council pledge on Syrian refugees

ROTHERHAM will “do its bit” to house refugees fleeing Syria, the council has pledged.

But the authority has not said how many might be accommodated in the borough.

David Cameron announced on Monday that the UK would take up to 20,000 refugees from Syria by 2020.

Sheffield Council said that “ten to 15” families could be resettled immediately — with the possibility for more.

A Rotherham Borough Council spokeswoman would not give numbers, but said:  “Rotherham is already a full participant in the national asylum dispersal scheme.

“Under these arrangements, we expect that Rotherham, alongside our regional partners, will meet its obligations, do ‘our bit’ and accommodate a number of Syrian families seeking safety, depending on the arrangements made by national government.”

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