The island won’t take in vulnerable Syrian refugees under the UK’s resettlement scheme.
That’s the outcome of a review of the support offered by the island after Chief Minister Howard Quayle was presented with a petition with more than 1,000 signatures.
Instead, an additional £973,000 will be allocated from the island’s international development budget to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
This will take the total provided by the Isle of Man to £1.5 million since the conflict began.
Mr Quayle said: ’The Council of Ministers believes the Isle of Man can offer more effective support to a greater number of people by directing funds to the UN High Commission for Refugees.’
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