1,132 people have called on Leeds City Council to put itself forward as a place to resettle Syrian refugees.
The humanitarian crisis in Syria is one of the most tragic and devastating in recent world history.
We welcome the support the UK has already provided in humanitarian aid and the recent Government announcement that the UK plans offer temporary resettlement in the UK to a few hundred of the most vulnerable refugees.
We would like Leeds City Council to put itself forward as a host for these Syrian refugees.
Leeds is a diverse city, with a strong track record of welcoming refugees. Taking around 100 Syrian refugees would be well within our resources and abilities. We’d be able to use the experience built up over many years to provide a safe home for people fleeing persecution and violence.