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Vanessa Redgrave tells UK 'take Calais kids'

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>> Actress Vanessa Redgrave has delivered a letter to Downing Street, calling for unaccompanied children in the Calais jungle camp to be brought back to Britain if they have families in the UK. The 79 year old star of the big and small screen handed over the letter to Prime Minister Teresa May on behalf of Citizens UK.
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>> There's 170 children who have relatives in this country. And they've been in Calais under terrible conditions for about nine months, some of them. And it's appalling situation.>> The group is working in Calais with unaccompanied child refugees who have family in the UK. Since last year, they've reunited over 40 children with their UK-based families.
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The Home Affairs committee this week recommended that unaccompanied minors should be welcomed to the UK in a one-off amnesty. Lord Alf Dubs, who accompanied Redgrave, says there's still more to be done.>> Well, I think the government's response is disappointingly slow. The London obligation to bring children, unaccompanied children, particularly those that have families here, they're under an obligation to do that.
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And they're moving very, very slowly indeed. So I'm bitterly disappointed.>> Citizens UK has challenged the Prime Minister to resettle at least 1,000 people before Christmas.