Syria: Amnesty against EU for failing to resettle refugees

Italy and Britain criticized in report for offering no places

13 December, 14:44

    (ANSAmed) - LONDON, DECEMBER 13 - The European Union has 'miserably failed' to provide a safe haven to Syrian refugees, an Amnesty International report said Friday. Only 10 member countries offered to help 12,000 refugees from the war-torn country, the report found. Italy and Great Britain offered no places at all, it added.

    The human right group also said the EU tried to prevent refugees from arriving although, as stressed by a BBC report, Europe granted 1.3 billion euros in humanitarian aid.

    According to the UN, 2.3 million Syrians have left the country since March 2011. Most have fled to Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.

    Germany was among Europe's most generous countries, offering to admit 10,000 refugees, the report said. (ANSAmed).

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