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Unicef UK response to Home Affairs Committee Report


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Responding to the Home Affairs Committee report on the migration crisis, Lily Caprani, Deputy Executive Director, Unicef UK said: 

“It’s right for the Home Affairs Committee to highlight that each and every one of the 157 children in Calais with family links in the UK should already be safely here with their family. There is simply no excuse for the months of waiting these children have had to endure. That children are having to resort to risking their lives on train tracks or with traffickers, when they could be living safely and legally in their family home is unacceptable.

"The children in Calais are the nearest and most visible example of children who are fleeing conflict and making dangerous journeys simply in search of safety and peace. Each day that these children remain alone is another day living in desperate conditions, at constant risk of violence, exploitation and abuse.

The UK government needs to take urgent action to reunite children with their families in the UK. These children have been kept waiting far too long."


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