Theresa May resists calls for UK to accept more Syrian refugees

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Prime minister says it is better to help more refugees in their own region than resettle a smaller number

Theresa May has resisted calls for the UK to take in more vulnerable people fleeing Syria as she flew into New York for two summits on refugees hosted by the UN and Barack Obama.

Before the summit, the prime minister argued it was better to help more refugees in their own region than resettle a smaller number, and said the UK was the second biggest humanitarian donor to camps in the countries around Syria.

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