We recently told you guys about the Government’s heartbreaking decision to backtrack on David Cameron’s promise to take 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees to safety in the UK.
Our Government thinks that 350 children is enough.
This promise was made as a change in legislation called the Dubs Amendment, which was led by Lord Alf Dubs, a child refugee who sought safety in the UK from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia during World War II.
Lord Alf Dubs is a living example of how our country can provide sanctuary and a chance for life, for someone affected by the horrors of war and conflict.
A chance that we have also seen first-hand in this current crisis.
We have seen how this chance enables children to join new, nurturing families. To go to school, to learn, and to access their right to education; sometimes for the first time in years, sometimes for the first time ever.
We have seen how this chance allows children to work through some of their pain. To deal with the unimaginable things they have experienced and to overcome them and hope once more for their future.
We have seen how this chance brings people together, from all walks of life, to unite with love and grow from our shared experiences.
This chance is important. It’s life-saving.
We can’t accept our Government’s decision to backtrack on the Dubs Amendment and we ask that you join us and @Help4RefugeeChildren at this demonstration on Downing Street this Saturday.
Together our voices were heard to launch the Dubs Amendment, let’s make them heard once more.