We as human beings have to reach out to fellow human beings

Independent: Refugee crisis: Jeremy Corbyn visits Calais Jungle and Grande-Synthe camps

‘These conditions are a disgrace anywhere. We as human beings have to reach out to fellow human beings’

Jeremy Corbyn MP today visited the Calais Jungle and Grande-Synthe (Dunkirk) refugee camps to see the humanitarian crisesthere first-hand. It was his first official trip abroad as Leader of the Opposition.

Mr Corbyn first paid a visit to the Jungle in Calais. He walked around the camp, took selfies with inhabitants and discussed what needed to be done to improve conditions there with camp elders and representatives of the major volunteer organisations.

He then made the short trip north to the smaller camp at Grande-Synthe, near Dunkirk, where conditions have been described as “far worse” than in the better-known Jungle. [Sheila’s note: there are quite a few Kurds in this Dunkirk camp] Read more …

Guardian: Britain ‘poised to open door to thousands of migrant children’

David Cameron considering calls by charities as Jeremy Corbyn, who on Saturday visited refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk, urges emergency steps

David Cameron is considering plans to admit thousands of unaccompanied migrant children into the UK within weeks, as pressure grows on ministers to provide a haven for large numbers of young people who have fled their war-torn homelands without their parents. Read more ..