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Stranger no stranger

More than three-quarters of the British public would accept refugees in their neighbourhood or home, according to an Amnesty International survey published on 18 May.

Out of the 27 countries in the Refugees Welcome Survey, people in the UK were the second-most willing to make refugees welcome in their own homes (29 percent).

Amnesty is calling on governments to resettle 1.2m refugees by 2018, and to commit to the UN’s proposed permanent system for sharing responsibility to host and assist refugees.