October 24, 2018

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British writers and actors urge Cameron to rescue refugee children

British writers and actors urge Cameron to rescue refugee children

Jude Law has assembled some of Britain’s most prominent writers and actors to call on David Cameron to help the growing numbers of unaccompanied children living in desperate conditions in Calais and Dunkirk, after visiting the migrant camps and being horrified by what he saw.

The actor said, as a parent, he had been upset by the children’s stories and pleas.“They are desperate,” Law said. “One little boy grabbed me and pleaded with me, that the Jungle was not a good place, and he didn’t want to be there.”

Law added that he was “horrified at the sheer number of people living in the most extreme conditions between Dunkirk and Calais, and the level of squalor”.

He was so disturbed by the suffering that he has assembled 145 well known figures to join him in an appeal to the government, asking for immediate action to help hundreds of migrant children, traveling without their parents and living in tarpaulin shacks in France. Read more

 

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