The first 1,000 Syrian refugees have now arrived in the UK under the government's scheme to resettle vulnerable people living in refugees camps, David Cameron has said.Charter flights have arrived in Glasgow, London Stansted and Belfast, and another is expected later.
The prime minister said he had met his pledge to bring the first 1,000 people to the UK by Christmas.
The UK government has promised to accept 20,000 Syrians over five years.
These will be drawn from established refugee camps, initially as part of the vulnerable persons relocation scheme.
More than 50 local authorities have taken a share those who have already arrived.
Alongside the vulnerable persons resettlement scheme, the UK has also granted asylum or other forms of protection to 1,868 Syrians in the year ending September 2015.
- Councils in Yorkshire and the Humber will resettle around 1,500 Syrian refugees, it was announced
- Fifty-one Syrian refugees who arrived in Belfast from Lebanon on Tuesday showed an "overwhelming" sense of gratitude, a charity which greeted them said
- Last month, about 15 Syrian families arrived on the small Scottish island of Bute to make a new home
He said the government was providing funding so the refugees get access to housing, healthcare and education.
The Refugee Council's head of advocacy Lisa Doyle welcomed the news, and said the refugees would have their lives "transformed, if not saved" by the UK resettlement programme.