Waltham Forest Echo

Waltham Forest Echo

Wait goes on to rehome refugees in Waltham Forest

Russell Hargrave reports on efforts to rehome Syrian refugees in Waltham Forest   A local campaign group has criticised Waltham Forest Council’s [...]

By Waltham Forest Echo 11 October 2016

A line of Syrian refugees crossing the border of Hungary and Austria. (Credit Mstyslav Chernov)

 

A local campaign group has criticised Waltham Forest Council’s progress on resettling refugees, one year after the UK government promised to provide sanctuary to thousands of Syrians.

An estimate by the Syrian Centre for Policy Research puts the number of people killed in the five-year civil war in the country at 470,000, including at least 11,000 children.

Local authorities that have successfully rehomed Syrian refugees in London include Barnet Council, which confirmed it had housed eight families, a total of 27 people.