UK govt commits to resettle refugees from Middle East and N Africa in the country
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 23-Jul-2017

London, July 23: Refugee migration from ISIS hit countries to Europe is not new anymore. Many countries like Germany, France, Italy and others are contributing their bit towards the homeless refugees. Adding to the race of saving the mankind, Britain comes into the picture. UK ministers say there are committed to resettling up to 3,000 children and families from the Middle East and North Africa.


Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis has time and again supported the children who seek asylum. The country is supporting more than 4,000 unaccompanied children under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.  

Speaking on the issue of homeless children, Lewis said, “We are committed to fulfilling our commitment under the Dubs scheme as soon as possible and ensuring that children are safe in the UK. This is just one aspect of a much wider response. We have committed to resettling 23,000 people directly from regions of conflict and last year we granted protection, or another form of leave, to over 8,000 children.”

Britain has extended the National Transfer Scheme to the rest of the UK so that the local authorities can come to help as much as needed. Scotland and Wales are also in support of Britain in this. The Government has previously been accused of dragging its feet over the issue of allowing Syrian refugees into the country.

The British government believes that the rate of smuggling and trafficking of children would decrease if the country rescues as many of them.