Hammersmith leads on children alone in Calais

child alone in the jungle

Clare Burnett, HandF Refugees Welcome Group, Stephen Cowan LBHF

On Thursday Clare Burnett, from our group, visited Calais with Stephen Cowan and other Ealing and Lambeth Council leaders to try to unblock the current impasse of children stuck in the so called ‘jungle’.  The visit, organised by Citizens UK, aimed to highlight the absurdity of Councils ready to take children immediately and children stuck in Calais with no government mechanism for them to leave. Very glad to be part of a council who is stepping forward despite limited resources. Please ask yours to follow suit.

You can see how the media reported the visit here:

BBC and here

Sky

Al Jazeera

…and the Council’s report of the day here

 

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