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Write a letter for refugee children

posted 12 Feb 2017, 07:06 by Leonie Anna Mueck

On the 8th of February, the Home Office announced the end of the ‘Dubs scheme’, which promised to resettle unaccompanied child refugees in the UK.  Supporters had hoped 3,000 unaccompanied minors would be relocated. However,  the scheme will end after accepting only 350 children.

Lord Dubs proposed the scheme last year. As a child, he fled Nazi Germany and was welcomed into the UK through Kindertransport. Dubs stated that the Home Office’s decision puts Britain ‘on the wrong side of history.’

‘The Dubs Amendment was a promise to us – to honour our proud British tradition of welcoming those most in need,’ he said. ‘I saw that compassion and courage in Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued me as a child... along with 669 Jewish children. Acts of heroism like this define our country. They characterise the values we hold dear.’

To keep the Dubs scheme alive and to support unaccompanied child refugees please sign this Citizens UK petition:

You can also write to Cambridgeshire County Council to express your concern over the end of the scheme. Together with Citizens UK, we have written a sample letter that you can use - feel free to adapt it as you wish to express your own thoughts and feelings. You can find the letter HERE.

Leonie Anna Mueck,
12 Feb 2017, 07:06