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Our region's support for 'Dubs' unaccompanied child refugees

Our region's support for 'Dubs' unaccompanied child refugees

News item 13 February 2017:

Statement from Migration Yorkshire

Local authorities in Yorkshire and Humber responded to last year’s ‘Dubs amendment’ of the Immigration Act, and the closure of the Calais camp, by making a commitment to take the region’s ‘fair share’ of unaccompanied refugee children. As a result, around 30 unaccompanied children [‘Dubs’ cases] have found safety here and another 50 children have been reunited with family members.

Dave Brown, Head of Migration Yorkshire said:

“We have a very clear view in our region that when there is a humanitarian crisis, we should play our part. Local authorities worked closely with the Government to provide the best possible support and sanctuary to unaccompanied child refugees who arrived under the Dubs amendment, and local communities have responded positively, offering help and a really warm Yorkshire welcome. These vulnerable boys and girls, some as young as 12, are now beginning to rebuild their lives, after facing extreme difficulties and trauma.”

“Whatever the future of the Dubs amendment, the Yorkshire and Humber region remains committed to taking its fair share of asylum seekers and refugees.”


See also

Statement by Robert Goodwill [Minister of State for Immigration] made on 8 February 2017: Immigration:Written statement - HCWS467





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