Conservative MPs Call On Amber Rudd To Improve Britain’s Efforts To Help Child Refugees In Calais

A group of Conservative MPs have criticised the government for not doing enough to help vulnerable child refugees in Calais and tackle the traffickers profiting from their suffering. 

The 10 backbench politicians made their plea in an open letter organised by Unicef, calling on home secretary Amber Rudd to safeguard children with a legal right to enter Britain.

They pointed to the “heartbreaking” death of a 14-year-old boy, who died in the Calais migrant camp when he fell off a truck while trying to reach the UK

“He had a legal right to be with his brother,” they wrote, “but having waited for months in wretched conditions for the process to work, he took fate into his own hands with devastating consequences.

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