Councils have 280 unfilled places for lone minors even though there are at least 8,000 eligible children in Greece and Italy

Not a single child refugee from Greece or Italy has arrived in the UK under a scheme to help settle lone children since the dismantling of the Calais migrant camp a year ago, with 280 empty places offered by councils going unfilled.

On the anniversary of the closure of the camp on the French coast, the chair of the home affairs select committee, Yvette Cooper, called for the overhaul of the so-called Dubs scheme, saying it was “truly shocking” that councils were still waiting for child refugees to fill the places.

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