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Coverage of Calais census in the Independent

The Independent covered our latest Calais census, underlining the threat eviction poses to children and unaccompanied minors. Please click through to read more

Refugee crisis: Fears of children vanishing from Calais Jungle as numbers at camp hit record high

Help Refugees co-founder, Josie Naughton, told The Independent: “During the last eviction 129 unaccompanied minors were unaccounted for. In the absence of any official system of registration it’s impossible to create robust systems of protection.

“In moments of chaos, like that of an eviction, children go missing and no one has any system to identify where they have gone.”

She said it was possible the children would be found safe, but “equally they could have fallen into the hands of traffickers or worse”.

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