Yvette Cooper MP

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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: 6,968 signatures

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signed 2016-04-28 16:19:26 +0100
There shouldn’t even be a question over this. Wasn’t the point of the inhumane/illegal EU-Turkey deal to remove “pull factors”? Funny how, a month later, those “pull factors” can resurface at exactly the same moment as an opportunity for the UK to help people out of danger…
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Sign the petition: call on David Cameron to act now to give sanctuary to 3,000 unaccompanied children.
@JoLivinglightly tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-28 10:14:56 +0100
Sign the petition: call on David Cameron to act now to give sanctuary to 3,000 unaccompanied children. http://www.yvettecooper.com/refugee_task_force_petition?recruiter_id=80836
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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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Carina Badger
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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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signed 2016-04-27 06:48:57 +0100
We need to do more to help refugees desperately in need of asylum.
signed via 2016-04-26 23:17:17 +0100
posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-26 23:09:48 +0100
Sign the petition: call on David Cameron to act now to give sanctuary to 3,000 unaccompanied children.
@KateLyddon tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-26 23:09:46 +0100
Sign the petition: call on David Cameron to act now to give sanctuary to 3,000 unaccompanied children. http://www.yvettecooper.com/refugee_task_force_petition?recruiter_id=65630
signed 2016-04-26 23:08:03 +0100
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signed 2016-04-26 16:06:14 +0100
We are decent compassionate ordinary people saying care properly for these innocent children. Ignore us at your peril.
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Tracy Morter
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signed 2016-04-26 06:55:04 +0100
This situation cannot be ignored. We have a moral obligation . Please let’s respond to the needs of the unaccompanied children . I can’t bear to think of them alone trying to survive .

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