Why Isn’t the UK Doing More to Help Child Refugees?

13 Mar 2017

In his blog, Steve Williams, writes on the Guardian investigation that reveals that "Britain’s local councils are willing and able to accept more refugees, but the UK government doesn’t appear to be listening."

According to responses to freedom of information requests (FOIs) by the Guardian, local district and borough councils have pledged homes for approximately 21,650 Syrian refugees, with many councils saying they will make more properties available as the need arises.

This raises yet more questions about why the UK government refuses to take in more refugees — and, crucially, why it has abandoned a key resettlement scheme for unaccompanied children in refugee camps.

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