How are refugees chosen?


Refugees from the Syrian conflict are mainly living in overburdened countries like Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. If they feel they cannot return home or their current living conditions are too difficult, they can apply to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) to be resettled to another country that can offer them a better chance of rebuilding their lives. After being interviewed and screened, they are referred to countries, including the UK, which have resettlement programmes. A small, but growing, number of refugees that come to the UK are resettled through community sponsorship. These refugee families are carefully matched with potential sponsoring groups to help ensure that the sponsorship is successful. 

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