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Conditions for child refugees across Europe examined

10 March 2017

International Development Committee hears from Lord Dubs on what his understanding was of Section 67 of the Immigration Act (also known as ‘the Dubs' amendment for unaccompanied child refugees) and whether this had been fulfilled following the Government's Immigration written statement of 8 February.


Tuesday 14 March 2017, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 10.10am

  • Rt Hon Lord Dubs, House of Lords
  • George Gabriel, Project Lead, Safe Passage UK

At 10.55am

  • Michael Bochenek, Senior Counsel, Children's Rights, Human Rights Watch
  • Melanie Teff, Senior Humanitarian Advocacy & Policy Adviser, Unicef UK

Purpose of the Session

The Committee also want to find out more about the conditions for child refugees across Europe and whether the:

  • UK's Refugee Children Fund for Europe of up to £10 million,
  • £30 million aid to refugees and migrants announced by the Prime Minister at the Valletta Summit in February UK, and the
  • £8 million special protection fund providing care and support to women and girl refugees

are having an impact. The Committee will be questioning representatives of organisations working with and representing the unaccompanied children across Europe on what the realities of life for them are and if conditions are improving.

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