May declines to make extra commitments to take more Calais child refugees

French president had called for Britain to consider its ‘moral duty’ and take its fair share of the 1,500 asylum-seeking children left in Calais.

Young migrants play football near the shipping containers they are temporarily being housed in near Calais.

Theresa May has declined to make any extra commitments on receiving child refugees affected by the demolition of the Calais refugee camp, after the French president, François Hollande, rang her to ask for the Britain to consider its “moral duty”.
Downing Street said the UK has already taken a “considerable number of unaccompanied minors”, and several hundred more children and young people would be arriving in the coming weeks.

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