Eighty-one years ago, the first of the Kindertransport trains arrived in the United Kingdom, bearing children fleeing conflict and persecution ahead of the outbreak of World War II. In total, the Kindertransport rescue effort ferried 10,000 child refugees to safety in Britain. But now, the government was threatening to turn its back on vulnerable children.
Sister Nichola Lovett, a ninety-one-year-old Medical Mission Sister who lives in London, joined a large gathering of people who assembled in Parliament Square carrying a variety of posters advocating safe passage for refugee children. Many people from all over the country braved the cold to support the amendment to restore the rights of refugee children with relatives in the UK safe passage.