Last week , together with Safe Passage, we took Lord Alf Dubs (who tabled the Dubs Amendment for unaccompanied refugee children) to Greece to see the dire conditions thousands of refugee children are being forced to live in. We were also there to meet with Greek ministers and continue our advocacy around the Dubs amendment and Dublin reunification for unaccompanied minors from Greece. So far there have been only 6 reunification transfers to the UK (5 through the Safe Passage programme) and none under his amendment to protect those children who are truly alone.
Watch him here on Chanel 4 news talking about the trip and calling for the UK to offer sanctuary to “several hundred” vulnerable unaccompanied refugee children, whilst also speeding up family reunification processes.
We would like to thank Lord Dubs for his continued dedication, passion and commitment to helping refugee children suffering. As a former child refugee himself who escaped the holocaust in 1939 and arrived in the UK under Kindertransport he understands more deeply than most what these children are going through.