- 5 updates
Video report by ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Wiener
Britain is set to assist vulnerable child refugees by allowing more of them into the UK, but the Prime Minister has not given an exact figure of how many will be helped.
David Cameron also said the majority will come from camps near Syria but charities say child refugees in Europe are in just as much need.
Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, has criticised David Cameron for refusing to take in vulnerable child refugees stuck in European refugee camps.
He said the Prime Minister’s pledge to help some children in “exceptional” circumstances was not enough.
The response to the humanitarian crisis was “not very human”, he told Good Morning Britain.
Mr Farron condemned the government for refusing to take in children who are already in Europe, saying suggestions that it could encourage more youths to take the risky journey are “pretty bogus”.
He said that Germany has taken one extreme position by pledging to welcome large number of refugees but said Britain has taken the opposite extreme.
“It is not only inhuman, it is also very foolish. When you’ve got a massive humanitarian crisis on your doorstep, to turn your back on it and pretend it isn’t happening is very bad politics as well as not being very human.”
Latest ITV News reports
As Number 10 refuses to say how many child refugees Britain will accept, the Prime Minister's spokesman insists his offer is genuine.
As the Government reveals Britain will take in children in 'exceptional cases', we look at what else is being done to help refugees.