Jude Law helps 'Jungle' camp migrants' plight

Law said: "It's our responsibility as humans to look after our children. The children at the camp in Calais need us. It isn't a big ask. It is simply the right thing to do." Photo / Getty Images
Law said: "It's our responsibility as humans to look after our children. The children at the camp in Calais need us. It isn't a big ask. It is simply the right thing to do." Photo / Getty Images

Jude Law appeared in an unlikely performance at the "Jungle" camp in Calais yesterday, alongside migrants facing imminent eviction, including a 15-year-old Sudanese boy who fled the conflict in Darfur.

The star of The Talented Mr Ripley and the playwright Sir Tom Stoppard were among a group of British performers who read out literary and historical letters. Migrants in the camp, part of which is to be bulldozed, performed songs and read texts they wrote.

Celebrities led by Law have written to David Cameron urging the Prime Minister to allow children in the camp who have relatives in Britain to be reunited with them while their asylum cases are heard.

The letter, signed by more than 100,000 people including actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Gillian Anderson, Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Idris Elba, also calls for the demolition to be postponed until the children are granted protection by French authorities or allowed into the UK.

Law said: "It's our responsibility as humans to look after our children. The children at the camp in Calais need us. It isn't a big ask. It is simply the right thing to do."

Up to 6000 migrants live in squalor in the "Jungle" while they try to smuggle themselves into Britain.

- Daily Telegraph UK

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