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Britain to take in 'vulnerable' Syrian refugees

Published on Jan 29, 2014 6:39 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Britain announced on Tuesday it would take in hundreds of vulnerable Syrian refugees, targeting those most traumatised by the three-year civil war.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said refuge would be provided for female victims of sexual violence, the disabled, the elderly and torture victims.

Though there is no set quota, the overall number is likely to be in the hundreds, his office said.

Britain will work with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on a case-by-case basis to identify those most in need.

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