The first 14 refugee children are to be brought to the U.K. from Calais under a fast-track scheme aimed at reuniting them with their families.
The children, who have been living in the “jungle” migrant camp, come from Afghanistan, Syria and Kuwait, the BBC reports. About 86 others are expected later this week.
Under EU asylum rules refugees must seek sanctuary in the first safe country they enter, but there is an exemption for children, who can be transferred to another country if they have family members living there.
Sudanese migrants in ‘The Jungle’ refugee camp outside Calais, France. June, 2015. (CC BY-SA 3.0) Up to 2,000 migrants and refugees in a section of France’s Calais ‘Jungle’ camp are to be forcibly evicted from their makeshift sh...
Jan Ghazi says he thinks he is dreaming ahead of meeting his 16 year-old nephew Haris for the first time in seven years before they are reunited. Haris is one of 14 children who left the refugee camp in Calais making their way to th...
Fourteen unaccompanied teenagers who have been living in the Calais "Jungle" were set to be reunited with relatives after being transferred to Britain on Monday, ahead of the demolition of the French migrant camp.