Posts Tagged “Lord Dubs”

Lord Dubs launches petition: safe passage to UK for 10,000 child refugees

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Lord Dubs launches petition: safe passage to UK for 10,000 child refugees

Lord Dubs whose life was saved by Kindertransport has launched a petition calling on the UK Prime Minister Theresa May to act in the spirit of 80 years ago and make a commitment to give safe passage to 10,000 child refugees from Europe and the regions over the next 10 years. Over the weekend, faith…

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Bishop of Croydon voices his concern about closure of Dubs Scheme

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Bishop of Croydon voices his concern about closure of Dubs Scheme

The Bishop of Croydon, the Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, has added his voice to those concerned with the surprise early closure of the UK government ‘Lord Dubs scheme‘ that had targeted bringing 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees from Europe to live in the UK. “I am hugely disappointed at this decision. It is important to point out…

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Reaction to closure of Lord Dubs unaccompanied child refugee scheme

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Reaction to closure of Lord Dubs unaccompanied child refugee scheme

200 child refugees have been brought to the UK under the ‘Dubs Scheme’. However, this week the UK government have announced that the scheme that was set up to help some of the estimated 90,000 unaccompanied migrant children across Europe will close once a further 150 children have been settled in the UK. Originally, the…

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Discontent with slow progress on reception of child migrants into UK

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Discontent with slow progress on reception of child migrants into UK

At the beginning of May, UK Prime Minister David Cameron committed to speed up the existing work on the reception of child migrants with a direct family connection to the UK. The statement from 10 Downing Street said: “The government is not putting a fixed number on arrivals, but will instead work with local authorities…

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