This year marks 80 years since 10,000 unaccompanied child refugees fleeing Nazi persecution were taken in by British communities. This was the Kindertransport and it saved my life.
As a young boy my mother put me on a Kindertransport train to escape Nazi-occupied Prague. I was one of the lucky ones. Some of my family died in the Holocaust.
Today across Europe, there are tens of thousands of unaccompanied child refugees who are in need of safe passage. After fleeing war and persecution, children arrive in Europe only to be held in overcrowded camps so appalling that children as young as 10 are attempting to take their own lives. Many more simply disappear into the hands of traffickers.
We're good at celebrating the heroes of the past, but less good at recognising when those heroes would have spoken up today.
We want Theresa May to act in the spirit of 80 years ago and make a commitment to refugee children today.
We're asking her to give safe passage to 10,000 child refugees from Europe and the regions over the next 10 years.
We need to give these children hope.
Let's make sure Britain continues its proud tradition of welcoming refugees.
Will you sign my petition to ask Theresa May agree to resettle 10,000 children at risk over the next 10 years?
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