Within days, Britain to take in migrant kids from Calais camp
LONDON — Within days, Britain will begin admitting hundreds of children from a border refugee camp on the French side of the English Channel, the U.K. government said Monday.
Home Secretary Amber Rudd told lawmakers in the House of Commons that the government would act with urgency to take in migrant children who have relatives in Britain.
France has been pres- suring Britain to accept the children from the camp in Calais. Rudd spoke after meeting her French counterpart, Bernard Cazeneuve, who said Britain has a “moral duty” to take in “several hundred isolated minors with family in Britain.”
Thousands of migrants fleeing war and hardship from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have reached the Channel port town in the hope of making it to Britain.