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Falklands addresses European refugee crisis and possible assistance

Tuesday, November 17th 2015 - 06:41 UTC
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MLA Mike Summers met with members of the UK Home Office team recently in the UK MLA Mike Summers met with members of the UK Home Office team recently in the UK
Legislative Assembly Members have received extensive documentation on the process for selection and subsequent settlement requirements. Legislative Assembly Members have received extensive documentation on the process for selection and subsequent settlement requirements.

Following requests from a number of members of the public to assess the possibility of assisting with the European refugee crisis, the Falkland Islands government, FIG, has reviewed with HMG the options to take part in their resettlement scheme.

 MLA Mike Summers met with members of the UK Home Office team recently in the UK, and Members have received extensive documentation on the process for selection and subsequent settlement requirements.

This is a process shared between the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) , who make the assessments and selections on the ground in camps in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and neighboring areas, and the UK Government who set out the requirements for local authorities to provide housing and continuing support services.

It is clear that the Islands would not have many of the services required to support the large majority of the vulnerable people identified in this process, and we have advised HMG of this.

It may be that there will be future opportunities to assist with the continuing flood of economic migrants from Africa and the Middle East, who would be able to undertake specific work requirements here. FIG will keep the matter under review and seek further advice from HMG if necessary.

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  • Buzzsaw

    But surely, as a colony, they should be told who and how many they are going take...because as we all know, the Falklands are a colony aren't they trolls.

    Shit.....that's that self determination thing again isn't it. Damn it, why can't we all stay in the C19th, it was so much easier then. Pirates, Navy, Jewitt, those were the days..

    Nov 17th, 2015 - 01:20 pm 0
  • zathras

    As a people in their own right they have the right of self-determination.

    No matter what Argentina, hundreds of miles away, may think or want.

    Series 10 of An Island parish is now being show on the beeb.
    Series 9 is also free available online. Link below:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06pmgdn/an-island-parish-series-10-falklands-1-changing-times

    Not only does the Falkland island have trees, they don't seem to be influenced by Argentina.
    So how is Argentinian policy to wards the Falklands working?

    Nov 17th, 2015 - 02:32 pm 0
  • Pete Bog

    As Argentina seem to be great mates with Syria, how many Syrian refugees have Argentina offered safe haven to?

    Nov 17th, 2015 - 07:39 pm 0
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