ICC Note: Two leading human rights figures in the UK are pressing Prime Minister Cameron to ensure that he acts to provide refuge to Iraqi Christians fleeing conflict and persecution. As many are seeking to leave the country, suffering from the conflict and targeted persecution, world leaders are scrambling to know how to provide safe refuge for those in need.
10/26/2015 Iraq (Express) – A letter, written by Lord Alton of Liverpool and Baroness Cox, asked Mr Cameron to “urgently consider” the plight of Christian refugees.
It said, “many Christian refugees, having been terrorised by IS in Syria and Iraq, have had to leave the refugee camps because of cruelties inflicted upon them inside the camps”.
It added: “They will therefore not be included in the camp referrals and will thereby be excluded from the 20,000 the UK will take.”
It comes as peers have pleaded with the Prime Minister to allow more migrants into Britain that are not already in UN camps. They fear no Christians would be included in the 20,000-strong intake which the PM has promised Britain will take in.