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Idris Elba, Helena Bonham Carter and Benedict Cumberbatch among stars calling for action for kids at Jungle camp in Calais

By Nina Massey

Stars Idris Elba, Helena Bonham Carter and Benedict Cumberbatch are among 145 stars calling on David Cameron to help save children based at the Jungle camp in Calais.

They have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister asking the Government to step in and allow unaccompanied children living in the Jungle to be reunited with their families in the UK.

The plea comes as the French authorities are due to demolish the southern part of the Jungle on Monday, home to 3,000 people.

This section of the camp is predominantly occupied by unaccompanied children and families.

Figures show that there are 440 children living in this section of the camp, 291 of them unaccompanied.

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