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Tuesday 18th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

FOURTEEN children arrived in Britain yesterday as efforts to resettle youngsters from the Calais Jungle were stepped up before the refugee camp is demolished.

Dozens more children are expected to arrive this week after a team of British officials was sent to Calais to help French authorities speed up the transfer of minors ahead of the dismantling of the camp.

The arrival of the group was welcomed by the charity Citizens UK, which said it has reunited 60 children from Calais with relatives in Britain since March.

Lord Dubs’s amendment to the Immigration Act 2016 requires the government to relocate unaccompanied refugee children from Europe.

The Labour peer said: “Looking ahead, we must never allow a repeat of Calais.”




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