Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday that Britain will help resettle “thousands” more Syrian refugees as pressure mounted at home and abroad to deal with the growing humanitarian crisis.Speaking in Lisbon, Cameron said there was a “moral responsibility” to help the thousands of people fleeing to Europe and that Britain will act with “our head and our heart” in providing refuge for those in need.But he added that the new arrivals in Britain will not come from among those now on European soil but from a program already in operation that resettles refugees in camps bordering Syria.“Given the scale of the crisis and the suffering of people, today I can announce that we will do more in providing resettlement to thousands more Syrian refugees,” Cameron said.The prime minister’s statement marked a shift in policy; he had previously argued that simply taking in more people was not the solution.That stance received increased and intense criticism in recent days after heartbreaking images emerged of a drowned Syrian toddler named Aylan Kurdi, whose body washed up this week on a beach in Turkey.His mother and 5-year-old brother also died after the boat they were traveling in from Turkey to Greece capsized. The child’s father survived and has spoken of their harrowing ordeal.The front pages of Britain’s newspapers, typically a strong barometer of the national mood, also have noticeably changed their tone.Rupert Murdoch-owned the Sun newspaper on Friday used the headline “For Aylan” to announce it had started a campaign to help thousands of children caught up in the migrant crisis.Stressing that Britain had not been a silent partner in this growing humanitarian disaster, Cameron said Britain has already accepted 5,000 Syrians and provided more than $1.3 billion to help those affected in Syria and the surrounding region.“Were it not for massive aid, the numbers making the perilous journey to Europe today would be even higher,” he said.Aylan’s father, Abdullah Kurdi, buried his wife and two sons Friday in their hometown of Kobani in northern Syria. A small crowd gathered as their bodies were lowered into the ground wrapped in clean white cloth.Earlier, as the bodies were transferred across the Turkish border, the grieving father called on governments — particularly those along the Persian …Read More