Posts Tagged “child refugees”

“Can we honestly say that we have done everything we can?”

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“Can we honestly say that we have done everything we can?”

For two hours on Thursday afternoon, at the behest of the Backbench Business Committee, the House of Commons debated a motion on Calais and unaccompanied child refugees in Europe. You can watch the debate and read the Hansard transcript on the UK Parliament website. “That this House notes that it is one year since the…

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UK Government to “review any new information from children formerly resident in the Calais camp”

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UK Government to “review any new information from children formerly resident in the Calais camp”

The Guardian report this morning that the UK Home Office has “agreed to review asylum applications from child refugees in France after it emerged that several had returned to the site of the former Calais camp in a renewed effort to make the crossing to the UK”. After the closure of the ‘Jungle’ camp in…

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Home for Good ask UK church leaders to sign statement in light of Dubs scheme closure

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Home for Good ask UK church leaders to sign statement in light of Dubs scheme closure

In September 2015, the Home for Good charity responded to the Syrian refugee crisis by asking people to consider fostering unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. Within ten days more than 10,000 people answered their call, and the number continues to increase. This gave Home for Good opportunities to engage with the Government as solutions were sought as…

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Scottish faith leaders say it’s “reprehensible” to stop Dubs scheme now

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Scottish faith leaders say it’s “reprehensible” to stop Dubs scheme now

Scottish Catholic and Church of Scotland leaders have united to issue a statement about the UK Government’s decision to end the Dubs Scheme for asylum-seeking children. Rev Dr Richard Frazer (convener of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland) and Honor Hania (chair of Commission for Justice and Peace, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of…

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Refugees in Serbia face harsh winter – Emma Fowle’s reflects on her recent visit

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Refugees in Serbia face harsh winter – Emma Fowle’s reflects on her recent visit

“Last night I returned from a freezing-cold Serbia. Three days in sub-zero temperatures visiting the impromptu shelters that have sprung up across the capital as neighbouring borders have closed and refugees have found themselves stranded here, in Belgrade. The conditions were worse than horrific. Worse than anything I could have prepared myself for.” Emma Fowle…

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