WRITE TO YOUR MP
Hundreds of refugees, including a large number of unaccompanied children, are sleeping rough in Calais, facing inhumane conditions, police violence and citizen abuse. Many of the children in the area might be eligible for family reunification in the UK under the Dublin regulation, and many more could be protected through the Dubs scheme.
It is important that MPs speak up for the rights of vulnerable people in displacement. Write to your MP asking them to stay informed by reading our report 'Twelve Months On' and to support legislation that will address this grave child protection failure on the UK’s doorstep:
TWEET YOUR MP
You can reach your MP via Twitter too! Use our suggested tweets below, or write your own, to make sure your MP is aware of our latest research findings.
Tweet your MP to raise awareness, calling on them to do more to protect refugees and displaced people in Calais.
Dear [@twitterhandle] 93.6% of #refugee children in Calais have experienced police violence, says @refugeedata Read: http://refugeerights.org.uk/reports/ @tweet_your_MP
Dear [@twitterhandle] 92.2% of refugees sleeping rough in Calais are hoping to reach the UK. Read @refugeedata: http://refugeerights.org.uk/reports/ @tweet_your_MP
Dear [@twitterhandle] 98.9% of #refugee children in Calais are unaccompanied. Some have family in UK. http://refugeerights.org.uk/reports/ @refugeedata @tweet_your_MP
SUPPORT THE WORK ON THE GROUND
While a long-term solution is urgently needed, we need to make sure people are protected in the meantime. Help Refugees are working tirelessly on the ground to protect children and adults where authorities are failing.
Donate to Help Refugees:
If you haven’t yet done so, read the full report Twelve Months On to learn more about the conditions faced by refugees and displaced people living in the Calais area.