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April 11, 2017

Charities call on government to urgently transfer 80 children from Dunkirk ruins to family in the UK

In response to the fire which razed the Dunkirk refugee camp to the ground last night, leaving hundreds of people homeless, charities are calling on the UK government to transfer ...

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April 11, 2017

Dunkirk fire: Statement on unaccompanied minors

Bishop Jonathan Clark, who works with Safe Passage, a programme which has been working with unaccompanied minors in the Dunkirk camp since April 2016 said: “There are over 50 unaccompanied ...

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March 7, 2017

Lord Dubs, faith leaders, MPs and public figures in last-ditch attempt to rescue “Dubs scheme”

Today [7 March] MPs will vote on whether the government should re-consult with local authorities on their ability to accommodate vulnerable refugee children from Europe, effectively keeping the ‘Dub’s scheme’ ...

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March 1, 2017

Safe Passage welcome vote in favour of Dubs scheme and call on MPs to vote in favour of amendment to save the scheme next Tuesday

MPs have voted 254-1 in favour of a motion expressing disappointment at the closure of the Dubs scheme and urging Government to re-consult with councils to identify space to help ...

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February 28, 2017

Citizens UK granted permission to bring legal action over Home Office’s failure to implement family reunification for unaccompanied refugee children in Europe

Today Mrs Justice Lang, sitting in the High Court granted Citizens UK permission to go to a full hearing in order to challenge the government’s failure to take adequate steps ...

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February 23, 2017

Safe Passage urges Ministers to re-think decision to close the Dubs scheme for child refugees or face a vote in the Commons

In a debate in Parliament today on child refugees in Europe Heidi Allen MP confirmed that she has tabled an amendment to re-open the Dubs scheme and require the government ...

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February 10, 2017

Fresh Safe Passage research reveals the human cost of closing the ‘Dubs’ scheme as Councils step forward saying more can be done

Research from Safe Passage, a project of Citizens UK, has today revealed the stark implications of the decision by Theresa May to end the child refugee transfer and rescue programme ...

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February 8, 2017

Government closure of “Dubs” transfer scheme for refugee children met with dismay

Lord Dubs and key charities have responded with dismay to the announcement today that the Government will end the “Dubs” scheme for transferring vulnerable refugee children to Britain. In a ...

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