David Cameron: 1,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in UK


The first 1,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in the UK, David Cameron has confirmed.

The Prime Minister told MPs that Britain is "doing its moral duty" in funding refugee camps and he had met his commitment to resettle 1,000 people fleeing the war-torn country by Christmas.

"I said that Britain would do its duty and with these thousand we have made a very good start," he told the Commons at Prime Minister's Questions.

He said: "I made a promise that we would resettle 1,000 by Christmas and I can confirm today that we have met our commitment to resettle 1,000 refugees by Christmas.

"The charter flights that arrived yesterday at Stansted and Belfast mean that over 1,000 have been settled. Another charter flight is coming today."

He said the Government was providing funding so the refugees get access to housing, healthcare and education.