Syrian refugees headed for Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 15:54 28 April 2016 | UPDATED: 16:04 28 April 2016

A Syrian refugee holds his young son in a refugee camp in northern Iraq.
The Department for International Development (DFID) is leading the UK’s humanitarian response to the crisis created by ISIL ( Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in Iraq, and getting life-saving aid to people across Iraq who have fled ISIL terrorists. The UK is delivering a total of £39.5million of aid.
Credit:  Andrew McConnell/Panos for DFID

A Syrian refugee holds his young son in a refugee camp in northern Iraq. The Department for International Development (DFID) is leading the UK’s humanitarian response to the crisis created by ISIL ( Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in Iraq, and getting life-saving aid to people across Iraq who have fled ISIL terrorists. The UK is delivering a total of £39.5million of aid. Credit: Andrew McConnell/Panos for DFID

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Welwyn Hatfield is preparing to welcome refugees from war-torn Syria in a few months.

Athough the borough council has joined a government resettlement scheme, Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has voted against admitting child refugees now in Europe.

For full reports on Welwyn Hatfield’s response to the problem of Syrian refugees, see next week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times, in shops from Wednesday.


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