The UK Home office will work with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to bring unaccompanied refugee children to the UK but has rejected calls to resettle 3,000 children living unaccompanied in Europe.

"The UK government takes its responsibility in asylum cases involving children very seriously," said UK immigration minister James Brokenshire.

The UK has pledged to take 20,000 refugees from Syria by 2020 and the children from war zones, whose exact number remains unclear, will be in addition to this figure.

A new 10 million pound fund will be established by the Department for International Development (DfiD) to support migrant and refugee children in Europe, the UK Home Office said.

British charity, Save the Children, wants the UK to admit at least 3,000 young people who have reached Europe from countries such as Syria and Afghanistan.

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