120,000 stateless children living in UK

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities and also in Education, Health, Housing, Local Government

There are up to 120,000 stateless children living in the UK who are unable to work legally and who are not entitled to benefits or housing. The BBC's Inside Out London programme reported that one in ten of the capital's children are currently stateless, with many living on the streets. Some have been reduced to sexual exploitation, whilst others are lured into joining crime gangs just to be able to eat and get shelter. One girl, who was smuggled into the UK from Libya to live with guardians who su...

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