10 December 2014
EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos welcomed new efforts of resettlement and admission for Syrian refugees announced at a pledging conference in Geneva yesterday. The commissioner called on all resettling States, and in particular EU Member States, to provide more protection and admission possibilities for Syrian refugees in the Middle East region.
“I am pleased to note that so far, more than 34.000 places have been offered by EU Member States. Compared to the needs, it might appear insignificant. It is, however, the largest commitment in the history of EU resettlement efforts. Nevertheless, I strongly believe that we can and must do more,” said the Commissioner.