Citizens UK launched the Refugees Welcome campaign to force the Government to save the Dubs Scheme - the legal route to the UK for unaccompanied refugee children.
In March 2016, the Dubs Amendment was passed into law offering a new legal route to the UK for unaccompanied refugee children.
12 months later, the Government announced it was closing the scheme – after transferring only 350 of 3,000 lone children. Closing the scheme would put children at risk of trafficking and exploitation, while staining the UK’s proud tradition of offering sanctuary in times of crisis and conflict.
Having spent the previous five months growing the supporter list of Refugees Welcome, we mobilised tens of thousands of supporters online. We set out a rapid-response campaign offensive to hold the Government to account and win the Dubs Amendment back.