I have campaigned in support of the Dubs Amendment. Afghan children who are running from the Taliban, and Sudanese children running from the threat of rape and murder. We need to have safe and legal routs for children to come to the UK. How can we hold our head up high when we do not take responsibility for keeping children safe? We must recognise that our nation is a better place when we offer sanctuary. Conflict sadly continues around the world and the push factors that lead to people making dangerous journeys have not abated. While all of us may wish that the world were otherwise, the reality is that it is not.
Locally in Walthamstow, our Warmth for and from Walthamstow initiative has collected clothing and other items to go be delivered to Calais to help refugees. If you’d be interested in getting involved in similar activities, get in touch!