David Miliband, the former Foreign Secretary and current Head of the International Rescue Committee, has urged the UK to take on more refugees to deal with the growing crisis.
Miliband said in an interview:
“Britain was at the forefront of writing the conventions and writing the protocols that established legal rights for refugees”.
He also urged the United States to consider taking more refugees adding:
“Historically the US has taken about 50% of the world’s resettled refugees. It would certainly help the European debate if the Americans were seen to be stepping up”.
The Government has confirmed that it is doesn’t intend to take more refugees and David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said:
“The most important thing is to try to bring peace and stability to that part of the world. I don’t think there is an answer that can be achieved simply by taking more and more refugees”.