Amber Rudd pleas that Calais Jungle children should be safe before camp is bulldozed


The safety of child migrants must be secured: Home Secretary Amber Rudd

The safety of child migrants must be secured: Home Secretary Amber Rudd

The safety of child migrants must be secured before the Calais Jungle is bulldozed, Home Secretary Amber Rudd told her French counterpart yesterday.

She said she had made ‘crystal clear’ to Bernard Cazeneuve that he must ensure the security of hundreds of youngsters there.

During a two-hour meeting with the interior minister in London yesterday, she stressed that children eligible for transfer to the UK must be moved out of the so-called ‘Jungle’ before bulldozers move in.

Miss Rudd also emphasised the ‘moral duty’ to bring dozens of unaccompanied youngsters languishing in the camp to the UK within days.

But before the Government could bring lone children with family ties to Britain across the Channel, French officials had to provide a list of names – expected by the end of the week.

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