Few Christians Among Syrian Refugees in UK

Faith leaders and aid workers have spoken out against the tiny proportion of Christian refugees admitted to Britain under the government plan to help the suffering people of Syria.

Under two percent of Syrian refugees admitted to Britain since the plan began are Christian, compared to 97.5 percent that are Muslim.

Before the war began, an estimated 10 percent of the population of Syria was Christian. Even now that so many have fled and been displaced, there are still 772,000 Christians in Syria, more than four per cent of the population of 1.86 million.

David Cameron, then prime minister, pledged in September last year to take 20,000 Syrian refugees to Britain.

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