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24 Oct 2016
The 'Huffington Post' reports that Yvette Cooper has warned that child refugees risk slipping into the hands of smugglers as the Calais “Jungle” camp is demolished. After violence overnight in the Calais camp, Cooper, who is chair of the Home...
19 Sep 2016
The death of a 14-year-old boy, killed on a French motorway while trying to reach his family in Britain, despite having a legal right to asylum in the UK, has sparked urgent calls for the Government to stop playing “disgusting politics” with the...
18 Jun 2016
The Washington Post reports on the approximately 500 unaccompanied minors in the Calais 'Jungle' in France where they are vulnerable to abuse. Many children are sexually exploited in order to secure places for themselves in the camp. With political...
03 Apr 2016
RT reports that almost 130 children have gone missing from the Calais migrant camp after authorities demolished parts of the makeshift shelters last month, a British charity has revealed. The southern section of the camp was bulldozed in the first...
21 Mar 2016
The Guardian reports that the MPs said they were concerned about the absence of a clear process by which children could be registered and looked after by the French authorities. Volunteers working in Calais told the MPs that many of the children had...
15 Jan 2016
The Guardian reports that a cartoon in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has caused online shock by suggesting drowned toddler Alan Kurdi would have grown up to be a sexual abuser like those immigrants allegedly involved in the assaults in...
08 Jul 2015
'VICE News' reports that a French official traveled to the French-Italian border Monday to "sound the alarm" over the issue of overcrowding in the region's underage migrant shelters. Eric Ciotti, the head of the general council for the Alpes-...
17 Jun 2015
A 'New York Times' editorial reports that France’s failure to devise a realistic, humane plan to deal with migrants from Africa and the Middle East and Roma people from Bulgaria and Romania is having devastating consequences. The main victims are...
12 Jan 2012
‘China Daily’ reports that French Interior Minister Claude Gueant unveiled a government plan aimed at sending home 35,000 illegal migrants this year. According to figures, 11.5 million immigrants, or children of immigrants live in...

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