The House of Commons have voted 294 to 276 to reject the Dubs Amendment to the Immigration Bill offering sanctuary to 3,000 of the 95,000 child refugees in Europe.
The children we work with daily have fled terror and conflict in the hope of finding safety on Europe’s shores. We are deeply disappointed that Britain’s politicians have voted against offering protection to 3,000 of these youngsters and that they remain vulnerable to exploitation and inhumane living conditions. We will continue to fight for their safeguarding and do everything possible to ensure they do not join the ranks of the 10,000 unaccompanied minors that Europol have charted as missing in Europe.
We are grateful to Lord Alf Dubs, himself a child refugee, Yvette Cooper, Keir Starmer, Tim Farron and all who have campaigned on this issue.
Image: Westminster by Jlhopgood on Flickr
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