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Aid needs spent on genuine refugees

Published 26/04/2016

In his letter (Write Back, April 20), Mark Holt deplores the deportation of orphaned refugee children.

He is right. We should do far more to help refugees. That this is not the case is due not to any lack of resources.

The vast amounts of money we already give in foreign aid and in support for migrants who, despite that aid, arrive here must be used to do what it is meant to. The increasing numbers of economic migrants falsely posing as refugees must be stopped from soaking up resources.

Unfortunately, because our Government is not prepared  to crack down on the endemic abuses, much of the aid meant to be for the really needy is squandered or just plain stolen.

DISSENTER

Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

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