Tutor group receives letter from 10 Downing Street
Students in tutor MSFD wrote to David Cameron a few weeks ago about the 3000 unaccompanied children who were not allowed into the country. When they found out about the children, they felt strongly about the issue, so wrote to try and convince him to allow them into the country. The students received the following reply from 10 Downing Street, showing that they will now be allowed in.
I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister to thank you for your letters about unaccompanied child refugees in Europe. It was very thoughtful of you to write to Mr Cameron, and I understand why you and many other children feel so passionately about this issue.
On 4 May, the Government announced that we would resettle in the UK a number of child refugees who are currently unaccompanied in Europe. We have also announced that we will resettle up to 3,000 unaccompanied children from the Middle East and North Africa region.
We recognise that many of these children are fleeing conflict and hardship in other parts of the world, and are living very difficult lives without love and support of those closest to them. It is only right that we help to resettle the most vulnerable, alongside the vital aid that the UK is proud to provide to countries and refugee camps in the region, where the need is greatest.
We are now working with other European countries, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and organisations like Unicef, to identify those children most at risk of exploitation and in need of resettlement. We are also working with local councils to decide how we can best provide these children with a new home here with us.”