Yvette Cooper MP

Working hard for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford & Knottingley

Back Lord Alf Dubs' amendment to help child refugees

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On Monday 21st March the House of Lords is set to vote on whether to help 3,000 child refugees on their own in Europe.

Save the Children estimate there are some 26,000 lone child refugees in Europe. Some have been separated from their parents by war, others have been orphaned, all of these children are at serious risk of exploitation, sexual violence, disease and cold. 

At the beginning of this year a 15 year old boy, Masud died trying to reach his sister in the UK travelling from Calais in the back of a lorry.

We have a duty to act to prevent more children disappearing into the hands of criminal gangs or dying because they've taken desperate risks to find someone to keep them safe.

Labour’s Alf Dubs was one of 10,000 children rescued from the Nazis through the Kindertransport and he is now calling on the Government to show the same compassion for refugee children in Europe today.

On Monday the House of Lords will vote on the Dubs amendment to act on Save the Children’s call for Britain to take 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children.

Britain didn't turn its back on child refugees in 1939 and we shouldn't today.

#BackDubs #ChildRefugees


Sign the petition now to call on David Cameron to accept Lord Dubs' amendment when it is debated in Parliament and act now to give sanctuary to 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children.

Goal: 6,961 signatures

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Reactions

signed 2017-02-21 17:32:28 +0000
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i am opposed to this atrocity being conducted by our foreign office and I offer my support in any way I can.
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David Parish
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Ian Pridgeon
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Sign the petition: call on David Cameron to act now to give sanctuary to 3,000 unaccompanied children.
signed 2017-02-14 12:50:53 +0000
Please do not let these vulnerable young people down, they have suffered enough
signed 2017-02-13 18:44:23 +0000
Obscene!
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jo howson
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Karen Young
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janet gage
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Mrs Elizabeth Ryburn
signed 2017-02-11 20:04:36 +0000
signed 2017-02-11 18:46:42 +0000
to refuse help and support unaccompanied children is un-British and immoral.
signed 2017-02-11 18:10:37 +0000
Opposing the Nasty Party
signed 2017-02-11 17:57:31 +0000
This Government initiative is poorly thought through and should be rejected. This is not generous and British and welcoming in a multi cultural society. R B
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