MAP & Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights launch refugee initiative.

Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR) and Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) have launched an initiative to ensure that the most vulnerable Palestinian refugees from ‪#Syria‬ are given equal access to international protection by the UK government’s relevant resettlement schemes.index

They have identified and received confirmation that Palestinian refugees from Syria are excluded from the UK government’s flagship Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. Furthermore, they have obtained information from the UK government which reveals that no Palestinian refugees from Syria have to date been resettled in the UK through the ‘Gateway’ resettlement programme that it operates with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

 

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