In response to the government’s decision to stop accepting lone child refugees under the Dubs amendment, Maya Mailer, Oxfam’s Head of Humanitarian Policy, said:
“We're shocked and disappointed that less than a year after it allowed unaccompanied child refugees to find a safe haven in the UK, the government is now wriggling out of its responsibilities.
“The government’s decision flies in the face of the huge public support for the Dubs amendment.
“Under this scheme, the 350 children, who have fled terrible violence and been living in desperate conditions, have been able to enter the UK. Those children at last now have safety and hope - they can begin to rebuild their lives. It is tragic that others will be barred from doing the same."