Vicky Foxcroft MP

Member of Parliament for Lewisham Deptford

International Affairs

Last month, the Government quietly dropped its obligation to the Dubs amendment – a pledge to resettle unaccompanied child refugees in the UK. Today, the Government reaffirmed its lack of commitment to refugee children by voting down a similar amendment to the Children and Social Work Bill.

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Government vote down Dubs amendment, again

Last month, the Government quietly dropped its obligation to the Dubs amendment – a pledge to resettle unaccompanied child refugees in the UK. Today, the Government reaffirmed its lack of... Read more

I have recently received many emails from constituents with grave concerns about the building of illegal Israeli settlements on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. I was unfortunately unavailable to attend the debate on settlements earlier this month, but this is an issue which I also have strong concerns about.

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Israeli Settlements

I have recently received many emails from constituents with grave concerns about the building of illegal Israeli settlements on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem. I was unfortunately unavailable... Read more

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My constituents understandably have many concerns about how Brexit will affect our relationships with other countries. One recent campaign has highlighted the potential impact on trade with developing countries. I agree that this is an important issue. As the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make clear, international trade has an important role to play in sustainable development.

Make Trade Fair Post-Brexit

My constituents understandably have many concerns about how Brexit will affect our relationships with other countries. One recent campaign has highlighted the potential impact on trade with developing countries. I... Read more

Many people have recently been in touch with me with concerns about the ongoing conflict and deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen. The civil war in Yemen has now been going on for almost two years. In that time, millions of people have been displaced and thousands of civilians have been killed. Before the war, Yemen was one of the poorest countries in the Arab world and this has dramatically worsened since. Much of Yemen’s infrastructure has been destroyed by airstrikes, including much of the Hudayah port disrupting the vital import of humanitarian supplies. Last year the world was shocked by pictures depicting the extent of the famine in Yemen, which is estimated to strongly affect at least 80% of the population.

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Air strikes in Sana'a, Yemen in 2015

The Conflict in Yemen and Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia *Updated 6/3/2017*

Many people have recently been in touch with me with concerns about the ongoing conflict and deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen. The civil war in Yemen has now been going... Read more


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As you some of you will be aware, there are a number of serious concerns around the continued detention of British-Iranian dual citizens Kamal Foroughi and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (a former resident of Brockley) in Iran. The Iranian Government does not recognise dual nationality of Iranian citizens and requests for consular access to detainees in that country have been rejected on these grounds.
 
The Labour Party has been pressing the Government to take action to secure the release of Mr Foroughi and Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe. I have added my name to the letter my colleague Tulip Siddiq MP has written to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urging him to do all he can to facilitate their immediate release.

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe & Kamal Foroughi *Updated 17/01/17*

As you some of you will be aware, there are a number of serious concerns around the continued detention of British-Iranian dual citizens Kamal Foroughi and Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (a former... Read more

I have received so many emails from constituents about Article 50. However, I've struggled to know whether or when to respond as we currently know so little about any action we can take. article_50flag.jpg

Article 50

I have received so many emails from constituents about Article 50. However, I've struggled to know whether or when to respond as we currently know so little about any action... Read more

In September I wrote to the Prime Minister on behalf of many concerned constituents, calling on her to do more to ensure child refugees arrive safely in the UK. When I wrote to her, barely any children had arrived since the passing of the Dubs amendment in May.

You can read the Prime Minister's full response to me here:

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Response from Prime Minister - refugee children

In September I wrote to the Prime Minister on behalf of many concerned constituents, calling on her to do more to ensure child refugees arrive safely in the UK. When... Read more

The refugee crisis in Europe is perhaps the biggest humanitarian crisis we have faced as a continent since World War II and more should be done to protect those most vulnerable: the unaccompanied refugee children who are living alone in camps across Europe.

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The Refugee Crisis - Reunification of Children

The refugee crisis in Europe is perhaps the biggest humanitarian crisis we have faced as a continent since World War II and more should be done to protect those most... Read more

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