‘We’ll go to Calais and try to get in illegally. What choice do we have?’

As ministers end Dubs scheme, young Sudanese who now have little hope of entering UK give their reactions

The children who will be affected by the decision to close the Dubs scheme that offered sanctuary to vulnerable young refugees have voiced their despair at the news that they will no longer be welcome in the UK.

After it became clear that the government had decided to bring the programme to an end after taking only 350 refugees rather than the thousands that were initially suggested, the Guardian spoke to youths who have been accommodated in refugee centres across France, and those who care for them. They painted a bleak portrait of the children’s prospects now that their hopes of legally entering the UK have been dashed.

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