South Ayrshire Council shows support for UK Resettlement Scheme

 02 September 2020  |  


South Ayrshire Council shows support for UK Resettlement Scheme

South Ayrshire Council shows support for UK Resettlement Scheme

Following a motion put forward at yesterday's Special Council Meeting, it was agreed that the Chief Executive will write to the Home Office to ask the UK Government and UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to support the decongestion of the Aegean Island camps, and allow UK councils to take inhabitants of these camps as an immediate emergency measure under the new UK Resettlement Scheme.

Leader of South Ayrshire Council, Councillor Peter Henderson, who put forward the motion said: "We can be proud in South Ayrshire of our record for resettling refugees of the Syrian conflict, but much more still needs to be done.

"I am happy that this motion has been accepted by South Ayrshire Council, and we will make every effort to support the campaign."