Call to aid refugees
Right now, in the Home Office rules, the government doesn’t recognise the close family of refugee children beyond their parents.
This means that many children escaping war and violence can’t be safely reunited with their family in the UK without first making a deadly journey in to Europe. As the UK government works on updating its rules as a result of leaving the EU, an amendment to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill New Clause 53 would make sure the UK’s rules are fixed to stop this needless risk to children’s safety.
As this comes forward in Parliament we hope that MPs will work together to fix this problem. I urge your readers to write to their MP to ask them to add their name to the amendment and voice their support during the debate. Lily Caprani, Unicef UK