Update rules to save children

Right now, the Government doesn't recognise the close family of refugee children beyond their parents.

Sunday, 26th November 2017, 8:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:01 pm

This means that many children escaping war and violence can’t be safely reunited with family in the UK without making a deadly journey to Europe.

As the Government works on updating its rules as a result of leaving the EU, an amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill would make sure the rules are fixed to stop this needless risk to children’s safety.

As this comes forward in Parliament we hope MPs will work together to fix this problem. I urge readers to write to their MP to ask them to add their name to the amendment.

Together, we can show the world that Britain will not turn its back on those who need us most.

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Lily Caprani

Deputy Executive Director, Unicef UK