Reports of children’s hunger strikes very worrying

14 Nov 2016
Diane Abbott MP, Labour’s Shadow Home Secretary, speaking in response to reports of three Afghan children going on hunger strike to protest being held in France when they have relatives in Britain, said,

“These reports are deeply disturbing. Amber Rudd should investigate them as a matter of urgency.

“The break-up of the refugee camp in Calais has driven the issue off the headlines. But the crisis is unresolved.

“The Government must tell all these children and all refugees entitled to be here when they can expect to be admitted. There has already been too little done to support vulnerable children, and too much harm done to them.”

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