Syrian Refugees Arrive in the UK


About 100 Syrian refugees have landed in the UK – the largest group to arrive since the government expanded its resettlement scheme in September

BRITAIN-LONDON-CHRISTMAS ILLUMINATIONSThe group – thought to be mainly families – arrived at Glasgow Airport on the first of a series of charter flights expected in coming weeks., BBC reported.

They are due to be resettled by local authorities across Scotland.

Scottish MSP Humza Yousaf said it was “a proud day for Scotland”, which he said offered “the warmest of welcomes”.

The government has said 20,000 refugees will be resettled in the UK by 2020 – with 1,000 due to arrive by Christmas.

Those who arrived in Glasgow on Tuesday are from refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan and other countries near Syria, and are thought to include people suffering from health problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder.