Peer condemns ‘shocking’ delays over help for unaccompanied child refugees

Lord Dubs, who forced government into U-turn on position on child refugees in May, says he is depressed by lack of progress

The Labour peer who persuaded the UK government to promise to give sanctuary to unaccompanied child refugees has condemned a “shocking” lack of urgency to bring vulnerable minors to safety.

Alf Dubs, who was brought to Britain as part of the Kindertransport scheme in 1939, said he feels “utterly depressed by the lack of progress” almost three months after the government’s clear commitment to help child refugees travelling alone in Europe to find shelter in the UK.

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