Vulnerable refugee families reunited in London Heathrow after flight brought people from Syria, Somalia and Afghanistan despite COVID-19

CREDIT: Heathrow Airport Twitter

British refugees travelled to Heathrow today to be reunited with their families after Monday’s flight brought people from Syria, Somalia and Afghanistan back to family in the UK.

The reunion was the result of two months petitioning by the campaign group Safe Passage and British peer Alf Dubs.

Asylum seekers in vulnerable positions in Europe can apply to be transferred to another EU country where they have close family.

These reunions were stopped due to the pandemic, and many children were reportedly left stranded alone as a result.

 

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