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UK rejects asylum claims from hundreds of Calais child refugees

Hundreds of child asylum seekers in France expecting to come to the UK have had their Home Office claims rejected, it has been reported.

Children who were dispersed from the Calais refugee camp in October were advised to lodge their asylum applications from France. However, it has been confirmed only a fraction have been accepted.

According to Home Office figures, of the 1,900 children who were registered with aid agencies after the demolition of the camp, only 750 have been brought to the UK.

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The council offering a home to child refugees stranded in Calais

French officials will begin to clear the Calais refugee camp known as “the Jungle” from next week. Unaccompanied children from the camp are due to come to the UK within a matter of days.

According to the French government, the camp will be demolished by the end of the year, leaving the situation for those suffering there uncertain.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said last week that there was a “moral duty” to bring unaccompanied children from the camp to the UK.

And some local authorities in the UK have been working achieve this.

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