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TFN poll: should the UK take in migrant children?

This poll is about 9 years old

A major charity has called for the UK to take in unaccompanied migrant children. What do you think should happen?

How should the UK help migrant children stranded alone in Europe?

We shouldn't do anything - they are Italy's responsibility
We should help return them to their country of origin
We should provide a home for many in the UK

Save The Children (STC) is calling on the UK government to take its share of the estimated 5,000 unaccompanied children who have found themselves in Italy as a result of the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

The youngsters have fled war, persecution and extreme poverty, enduring horrific journeys along the way, to reach Europe.

They now face an uncertain future as EU governments decide what to do with them and the 50,000 adults who have landed in Italy so far this year.

STC wants the UK government to do its part by committing to take at least 1,500 of the displaced children.

We’re asking: what should be done with the 5,000 unaccompanied children stranded in Italy?

Voting in this poll has now closed