The Government is to accept more child refugees after consultation with charities and aid bodies. The Government said that it would take “exceptional cases” where residency in the UK would help the child and it will take the children from Syria, and neighbouring countries, directly.
The UK is expected to take in around 3,000 refugees directly from refugee camps but is also spending £10 million on assisting child refugees who are already on mainland Europe and who need assistance.
James Brokenshire, the Immigration Minister at the Home Office, said:
“We have asked the UNHCR to identify the exceptional cases where a child’s best interests are served by resettlement to the UK and help us to bring them here”.