Jewish group urges government to resettle more refugee children and young people
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Jewish group urges government to resettle more refugee children and young people

The Jewish Council for Racial Equality joined a demonstration outside Westminster addressed by Lord Dubs, as part of Refugee Week

JCORE at the Safe Passage demonstration
JCORE at the Safe Passage demonstration

The Jewish Council for Racial Equality has thrown its weight behind Safe Passage’s campaign to allow more refugee children and young people into the UK.

On Tuesday, a group from across the Jewish community joined a demonstration outside Westminster addressed by Lord Dubs, as part of Refugee Week.

Speaking at the event, Rabbi Hershel Gluck said: “My parents came to this country in the late 1930s as child refugees. I have met children who have experienced terrible suffering and want to join their families here. The government has a moral duty to honour its promise to learn from the past and allow these children to find refuge in our country.”

JCORE director Dr Edie Friedman said: “Britain once showed positive leadership bringing 10,000 refugee children to the UK. We are now calling on the government to set up a properly-funded scheme to bring some of today’s young refugees here, so as to save their lives and ensure their futures.”

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