Yvette Cooper MP

Working hard for Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford & Knottingley

Back Lord Alf Dubs' amendment to help child refugees


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: 6,968 signatures

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Sign the petition: call on David Cameron to act now to give sanctuary to 3,000 unaccompanied children.
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Thank you Yvette Cooper for voicing my thoughts on the “safety” of refugee children in camps in Greece and Italy. Has David Cameron forgotten about The Right of the Child? Thank you also for pointing out that Greece and Italy want help. The conditions in which all refugees are living is beyond disgraceful yet there is a lack of combined political will to provide conditions for refugees in which to live in dignity. Should the amendment not be successful the fight to help those in need will go on.
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To ignore what is happening and to claim what we are doing is enough is shameful.
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