The shadow home secretary launched the scathing attack on the Conservative Party MP after it was announced that the Government would stop child refugees arriving in March, once they reached 350.
The figure was dropped from 3,000 following fears of it encouraging people traffickers.
“What conversations has the Home Office had with the French, Italian and Greek governments regarding taking such a small number of children?” the Labour Party MP blasted.
“And how does she live with herself? Leaving thousands of people – and members opposite can jeer – how does she live with herself? Leaving thousands of children subject to disease, people trafficking, squalor, and hopelessness.”
Diane Abbott lashed out at Amber Rudd over limiting child refugees entering the UK
How does she live with herself? Leaving thousands of children subject to disease, people trafficking, squalor, and hopelessness
Other MPs who have been vocal about the decision include Tory MP Heidi Allen, who spoke to Radio 4’s World at One on Thursday.
“I think we haven’t tried hard enough to talk to our councils,” she said. “Yes, they are under exceptional pressure at the moment but every child, as far as I’m concerned, matters.
“And the fact that we’re not prepared to ask them in the next financial year and ongoing – that I think is just utterly unacceptable and there are an awful lot of us who will not let this go.”
She rejected the notion the Dubs amendment “incentivised perilous journeys”.
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“You can’t pull them because they [child refugees] are already there [in Europe] and that’s what the Dubs amendment was designed to address.
“They can’t go forward safely and they can’t go back either.”
Responding to criticism in the Commons, Ms Rudd insisted the scheme acted as a "pull".
She said: "I am clear that when working with my French counterparts they do not want us to indefinitely continue to accept children under the Dubs amendment because they specify, and I agree with them, that it acts as a draw.
"It acts as a pull. It encourages the people traffickers."
Ms Abbott’s latest outburst comes during a challenging week for the politician after she was criticised for not turning up to a vote on Article 50, citing illness.
She also reportedly told Brexit Secretary David Davis to “f*** off” after he attempted to kiss her in Parliament.