DUBS COURT CASE

Find out about our Dubs Amendment court case with the government.

Help Refugees Ltd is delighted to announce that we have been granted permission to appeal the judgment on our judicial review, challenging the Home Office’s interpretation and implementation of the Dubs Amendment.

This appeal is our chance to bring a greater number of lone refugee children to safety in the UK.

But to do this, we need your help.

The collective voices of people like you that ensured the Dubs Amendment was passed. Now, we need your help to make a life-saving difference to some of the most vulnerable children in Europe today – by litigating to ensure that the Government implements the Dubs Amendment properly. Together, we can give vulnerable children the chance to live in safety.

Thanks to you, we have funded our appeal, and we will be going back to court this summer. Please watch this space.

In Calais, approximately 200 unaccompanied children are currently sleeping without any shelter. Refugees have reported that their blankets and possessions are regularly seized by police or sprayed with tear gas, rendering them unusable. These unbearable conditions are pushing refugees to take greater risks in their attempts to reach the UK: in three weeks, between late December and the start of this year, three people lost their lives at the border – including a 15-year-old boy.

In Greece, there are more that 3,350 unaccompanied minors – and only 1,101 places available in shelters. The waiting list is more than twice the capacity. Children who are not offered formal protection are sleeping in squats and on the streets, making them incredibly vulnerable to exploitation.

In Italy, more than 15,000 lone children arrived just last year. As in Greece, a lack of reception capacity means that children are left without shelter or basic protection.

These vulnerable children face unimaginable risks. This appeal could give a greater number of them the chance to come to the UK, and begin a new life here: safe from the exploitative rings of smugglers and traffickers, and away from the streets and detention centres.

The collective voices of people like you that ensured the Dubs Amendment was passed. Now, we need your help to make a life-saving difference to some of the most vulnerable children in Europe today – by litigating to ensure that the Government implements the Dubs Amendment properly. Together, we can give vulnerable children the chance to live in safety.

Thanks to you, we have funded our appeal, and we will be going back to court this summer. Please watch this space.

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