Syrian conflict: David Cameron urged to accept lone children


The government is coming under increasing pressure to accept 3,000 child refugees from the Syrian war who have made it into Europe unaccompanied.A group of former Jewish refugees who came to the UK in the “Kindertransport” rescue efforts of the 1930s have urged the PM to “demonstrate compassion”.
Ministers argue that offering sanctuary to lone children could result in more falling into the hands of traffickers.
MPs will vote on the issue next week, with ministers facing possible defeat.
The government has said it will accept up to 3,000 refugees, mostly vulnerable children, from the Middle East and North Africa by 2020.
In September 2015 the government said the UK will accept up to 20,000 refugees from Syria over the next five years.