Young Refugees Urge Ministers Not to End Unaccompanied Minors Scheme – The Guardian (UK)

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Seventeen refugees who made it to UK write letter calling for ‘safe, legal routes for young people to find protection’

A group of young asylum seekers and refugees who arrived in Britain as children have urged the government not to close the Dubs scheme to help unaccompanied minors fleeing persecution.

In an open letter published before Theresa May faces her first prime minister’s questions since it emerged that the government is to drop the scheme, the group accuses ministers of putting “the lives of young refugees like us at risk”.

For every person who has written or spoken about the closure of the Dubs scheme in recent days, there is a young refugee whose life it could change for the better. Too often, the voices of the people this scheme has or could yet help are lost.

“Many of us have been traded like cattle between groups of smugglers on our journeys. Many of us boarded over-filled rubber boats to get here. Many of us know someone who died on the journey.

SOURCE: Weaver, Matthew. “Young refugees urge ministers not to end unaccompanied minors scheme.” The Guardian.  Immigration and asylum, 22 February 2017

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