9 Feb 2017

Child refugee row – 350 children helped so far

“We cannot withdraw from our long and proud history of helping the most vulnerable.” The words of the Archbishop of Canterbury today on the escalating row over the decision to stop bringing in lone child refugees under the so-called Dubs Amendment.

Only 350 of the expected 3000 children have been helped so far – sparking a fierce dispute over whether continuing the scheme or stopping it most risks playing into the hands of people traffickers. Our Senior Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Israel reports.