UK to take in some refugee children separated from families

A Syrian boy rests after receiving treatment at a make-shift hospital, following a reported airstrike by Syrian government forces on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern edges of the Syrian capital Damascus, on December 30, 2015Britain will take in an unspecified number of migrant children who have been separated from their parents by conflicts in Syria and other countries, the government said Thursday. Officials will work with the United Nations' UNHCR refugee agency to identify youngsters eligible to take up residence in Britain, the Home Office interior ministry announced. Prime Minister David Cameron announced in September that 20,000 refugees from camps on Syria's borders would be brought in by 2020.


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