The Newest: Charity Challenges UK Over Youngster Migrant Program

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The Newest on migrants and refugees coming into Europe and member international locations’ response to the influx (all occasions native):

three:10 p.m.

A charity is taking the British authorities to court docket over its choice to shut a program bringing unaccompanied youngster migrants to the U.Ok. from Europe.

The federal government has introduced it’s going to shut the scheme after 350 youngsters got here to Britain — far fewer than the three,000 initially anticipated below a legislation handed to assist a number of the tens of 1000’s of migrant youngsters throughout Europe.

Assist Refugees is asking the Excessive Courtroom in London to overturn the choice. Lawyer Rosa Curling says the variety of youngsters helped was “woefully low” and it was illegal to restrict it to 350.

Choose James Holman mentioned Friday he would purpose to listen to the case in Might.

U.N. refugee company spokesman William Spindler says “a whole bunch of kids’s lives have been saved” via the generosity of native communities and authorities in Britain.

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2 p.m.

Dutch police say they found 9 migrants hiding in a refrigerated truck close to the nation’s border with Belgium, after one of many migrants referred to as officers as a result of the group was so chilly.

Police mentioned in a press release Friday that the migrants had been tracked down Thursday evening by maintaining the migrant’s telephone line open and having police vehicles drive previous parked vehicles close to the border. Police was in a position to slim the search space as a result of the migrant informed authorities he believed the truck had simply crossed from Belgium into the Netherlands.

The migrants, three males and three girls from Vietnam and three males from Iraq, had been taken into care by authorities. Police say they had been chilly however none required medical remedy. The truck’s Spanish driver was detained by police.