Thank you for contacting me about asylum seekers and refugee resettlement.
I continue to believe strongly that we need to do all we can to help the world’s most vulnerable people. The UK granted protection to over 7,700 children in 2019 and to 42,500 children in the past decade.
The UK’s resettlement schemes offer a safe and legal route to the UK for the most vulnerable refugees. Over 19,300 people have been resettled through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme and over 1,700 have been resettled through the Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme.
The Prime Minister made clear the importance that the Government places on ensuring that unaccompanied children who are seeking international protection in an EU Member State can continue to be reunited with specified family members who are in the UK, as well as children in the UK with family in the EU, following the UK’s exit from the EU.
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