Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

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

By Nina Massey

Published 19/02/2016

Appeal: Helena Bonham Carter
Appeal: Helena Bonham Carter

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.

Belfast Telegraph

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph