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UK government’s response to refugee children is “shameful,” say health leaders

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5958 (Published 04 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5958
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Leaders of UK medical colleges and nursing organisations have criticised the government’s response to the refugee crisis in a letter to a national newspaper, calling for a compassionate response to the plight of children after the clearance of the refugee camp in Calais, France.1

“Children are children, wherever in the world they happen to be. They deserve our protection and care, “said the letter, …

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