Refugees

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Chuka met with local religious leaders, Rabbi Janet Darley, Reverend David Musgrave, and Reverend Ruth Burge-Thomas to discuss the ongoing global refugee crisis.

They were joined by Dermot Bryers of English for Action, Barbara Wilson of Lambeth Citizens, and Maha an Iraqi refugee.

They discussed how the Conservative Government's rejection of the Dubs Amendment meant that 3,000 fewer child refugees would be able to come to Britain. Chuka said he would continue to put pressure on the government to act on the ongoing refugee crisis and accept more child refugees.

The group also discussed the provision of English language lessons and the essential need to speak English in order to enhance and progress social integration in the UK.