Join the demo and demand a legal route to safety for child refugees
Start: Tuesday, June 18, 2019• 1:15 PM
End: Tuesday, June 18, 2019• 2:45 PM
Join us on the 18th June near Parliament to call on our Government to resettle at least 10,000 child refugees from Europe and conflict regions over the next 10 years.
Councils across the country have already pledged places for 1,170 child refugees if the government commits to resettle 10,000 children. As part of Refugee Week, this demo will celebrate the 1,170 places pledged and call on the Government to begin filling these places by opening a new legal resettlement route.
Current routes to safety in the UK for children are due to close in 2020. But today, there are more child refugees in Europe than at any point since World War Two. Many are sleeping rough on the streets, whilst others have their lives on hold waiting in refugee camps. They’re vulnerable to trafficking, abuse and risking their lives in order to reach safety.
Without a new resettlement commitment there will be no legal route to Britain for those seeking sanctuary and no hope for these children.
80 years after the Kindertransport saved 10,000 child refugees from Nazi Europe in a matter of months, together we can show that the UK still has the capacity to welcome refugee children.
Join Lord Dubs, recently arrived refugees and Council leaders to demand that our Government lives up to the legacy of the Kindertransport.
If Britain could help 10,000 child refugees 80 years ago, we can do the same today. It's #OurTurn
1.15: Arrive near Parliament (we’ll send you the exact location well in advance)
1.45: Speeches from Lord Alf Dubs, Council Leaders and recently arrived refugees
2.45: Event closes