Yvette Cooper MP

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Refugee Taskforce

Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of Labour’s Refugee Taskforce, writes to the PM on setting a milestone for resettling unaccompanied child refugees

Ahead of the debate on the Government’s announcement on resettling lone child refugees in the Immigration Bill today, Yvette Cooper Chair of Labour’s Refugee Taskforce has written to the Prime Minister calling on him to commit to swift action to help hundreds of children this summer so they can get into school by the beginning of the Autumn term.

Letter to the Prime Minister on setting a milestone for delivery of child refugees commitment

Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of Labour’s Refugee Taskforce, writes to the PM on setting a milestone for resettling unaccompanied child refugees Ahead of the debate on the Government’s announcement on... Read more

Responding to the Government re-announcement on resettling child refugees from the Middle East and North Africa, Yvette Cooper, Chair of the Refugee Taskforce said:

Yvette's response to the Government re-announcement on resettling child refugees from the Middle East and North Africa

Responding to the Government re-announcement on resettling child refugees from the Middle East and North Africa, Yvette Cooper, Chair of the Refugee Taskforce said: Read more

Yvette Cooper, Chair of Labour’s Refugee Taskforce, has written to the Prime Minister following his comments on unaccompanied child refugees in Calais at the Franco-British Summit:

Yvette Cooper letter to David Cameron following comments on child refugees in Calais

Yvette Cooper, Chair of Labour’s Refugee Taskforce, has written to the Prime Minister following his comments on unaccompanied child refugees in Calais at the Franco-British Summit: Read more

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Yvette Cooper, Chair of the Refugee Taskforce, speech to the Royal United Services Institute on ‘The Refugee Crisis and Europe’

10th February, 2016

Yvette Cooper MP: Speech to RUSI on 'The Refugee Crisis and Europe'

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Responding to John McDonnell's comments on the Sunday Politics about the future of national borders, Yvette Cooper MP said:

Yvette's response to comments about the future of borders

Responding to John McDonnell's comments on the Sunday Politics about the future of national borders, Yvette Cooper MP said: Read more

Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of Labour's Refugee Taskforce said:

"It's good news that the Government seems to be responding to the call by Save the Children with cross party support to help 3000 unaccompanied refugee children. But we are hearing some concern that the Government may only be planning to help children within camps near Syria, and excluding those alone in Europe.

Responding to reports that the Government is considering action on unaccompanied refugee children

Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of Labour's Refugee Taskforce said: "It's good news that the Government seems to be responding to the call by Save the Children with cross party support... Read more

Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of the Refugee Taskforce, responding to reports that the European Commission is considering scrapping the Dublin III regulations on refugees:

Response to reports that the European Commission is considering scrapping the Dublin III refugee rules

Yvette Cooper MP, Chair of the Refugee Taskforce, responding to reports that the European Commission is considering scrapping the Dublin III regulations on refugees: Read more

LETTER SENT TO DAVID CAMERON AFTER VISITING REFUGEES AND AID WORKERS ON THE GREEK ISLAND OF LESBOS

Dear David,

I am writing to ask you to personally intervene to ensure there is immediate humanitarian aid for Lesbos and other areas most heavily affected by the refugee crisis.

It is Unacceptable to Stand Aside and leave Lesbos to Cope With This Alone

LETTER SENT TO DAVID CAMERON AFTER VISITING REFUGEES AND AID WORKERS ON THE GREEK ISLAND OF LESBOS Dear David, I am writing to ask you to personally intervene to ensure... Read more

It was the armbands that brought home the dangers refugees are facing.

Amongst the discarded lifejackets on Lesbos' shore were countless child swim jackets and rubber rings too.

The kind my kids used to wear in swimming pools on holiday.

Yet this is all many children are given to protect them from the cold sea as they cross in smugglers boats.

We cannot turn our backs on these refugees: Yvette Cooper on the Greek tragedy that shames Britain

It was the armbands that brought home the dangers refugees are facing. Amongst the discarded lifejackets on Lesbos' shore were countless child swim jackets and rubber rings too. The kind... Read more

Labour’s refugee task force chief visits the Greek island coping with 7,000 refugees a day

Yvette Cooper has a reputation for being a composed and thoughtful politician. The former Labour leadership candidate thinks carefully when she speaks out, and she isn’t prone to outbursts of emotion.

On Lesbos with Yvette Cooper: 'It makes me very angry we can't do better than this - we are failing refugees'

Labour’s refugee task force chief visits the Greek island coping with 7,000 refugees a day Yvette Cooper has a reputation for being a composed and thoughtful politician. The former Labour... Read more

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