'An agreement between Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron has sparked optimism among charities working to move child refugees to safer locations.
The prime minister and French president struck a deal that means children fleeing wars who arrived in Europe before last Friday may have their cases considered under the Dubs amendment, which could give youngsters travelling alone a legal route into the UK.
Before the agreement reached at last week's summit in Sandhurst, child refugees had to have arrived in Europe prior to March last year in order to be accepted under the Dubs scheme, according to the Guardian.
This meant many who fled conflict for a better life in France, Germany or Italy were ineligible for consideration.
Labour peer Lord Dubs secured a commitment that the government would help more child refugees in January last year.
Today he welcomed the agreement between May and Macron, saying: 'We hope dozens more will be transferred, but it is crucial that they get a move on.
'In France they are sleeping under the trees in very bleak conditions.''
Read more: Hundreds more unaccompanied child refugees could be let into Britain under new deal between May and French President Macron
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