The one big difference between the German and UK refugee plans

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Monday 07 September 2015 17:50

Days after the publication of photos of young Syrian boy Aylan al-Kurdi shocked Europe into action on the refugee crisis, David Cameron has announced the UK will resettle 20,000 refugees currently in camps in countries neighbouring Syria.

There's only one catch: the refugees will be housed in Britain over the course of the current Parliament; meaning 2020.

In comparison, France has said it will take 24,000 refugees in two years.

And in Germany, a similar number of refugees were welcomed in the last weekend.

Germany has said it expects around 800,000 migrants and refugees to arrived before the end of the current year.

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