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UK must do more to help Syrians

IT is extremely concerning that only 24 Syrians fleeing the civil war have been allowed to come to Britain since the UK declined to participate in the broader UN resettlement programme.

Syrians made vulnerable by torture are still not accessing appropriate protection, treatment and support. Many would have a right to refuge in international law, including in the UK, under the Refugee Convention, and to rehabilitation under the UN Convention Against Torture.

The UK ratified both conventions and should act accordingly.

SUSAN MUNROE

Chief executive, Freedom From Torture

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