Syrian refugees will find a welcome in Leeds

Leeds City Council has confirmed its commitment to support refugees.

Councillor Judith Blake, Leader of Leeds City Council, said:

“We have been witnessing the most devastating horror in the news as terrible human tragedy is escalating as a result of the conflict in Syria. Desperate people are battling to keep their families alive as they are displaced from their homes and it is our responsibility as a city and a nation to help.

The first Syrian refugees are due to arrive in the coming weeks and the council welcomed the government announcement that the UK will take more refugees than previously agreed.

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