Jewish community joins campaign for 3,000 unaccompanied minors

Members of the Jewish community have added their voice to the growing call for the UK to take in 3,000 unaccompanied child refugees from Europe.

A statement from the Jewish Council for Racial Equality backs the Save the Children campaign and proposal by Lord Dubs in the House of Lords calling on the government to organise the resettlement of 3,000 young refugees currently in mainland Europe without parents or guardians.

“Nearly 80 years on from the Kindertransport” the statement reads, “the plight of unaccompanied refugee children still resonates within the Jewish community. The UK must respond by offering them protection and shelter, and ensuring resources are made available to local authorities for this purpose.”

Find out more about the issue here and read the full statement here.