UK admits only 20 unaccompanied child refugees in two years
Categories: Articles:Social Justice, Articles:Human Rights, Articles:Asylum & Refugees |
Published: 05/11/2018 |
New figures reveal paltry number of minors granted entry under scheme that was meant to resettle 3,000. A Guardian Report.
Only 20 unaccompanied children have been allowed into the UK under a scheme begun more than two years ago to resettle 3,000 vulnerable refugee children from conflict zones in the Middle East and north Africa.
Figures obtained by the Observer reveal the paltry number of minors permitted to come to the UK under the Home Office’s Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme (VCRS), announced in April 2016. This is the only way for unaccompanied youngsters from outside Europe to legally move to the UK.
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