Unaccompanied 15-year-old boy dies trying to reach sister in the UK, Vice News reports

Help Refugees co-founders Lliana Bird and Josie Naughton are quoted in this Vice article about the tragic death of an unaccompanied Afghan Refugee, just 15 years old, who died in the back of a lorry trying to reach his sister in the UK.

Help Refugees were the first to confirm the facts via our volunteers on the ground in the Calais Jungle Camp. Our thoughts are with his family.

The refugee crisis continues to cause tragedies like this one – we are working to bring change.

From Vice News  –

An Unaccompanied 15-Year-Old Dies in Attempts to Reach His Sister in the UK

A 15-year-old Afghan boy has reportedly died while trying to board a truck to take him to the UK from France.

The unaccompanied minor was attempting to cross the Channel to reach his sister and brother-in-law, who are already living in England. A spokesperson from UK-based NGO Help Refugees told VICE News that the boy’s body was recently found in the back of a lorry in Dunkirk, on the French coast north of Calais.

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Image: Dunkerque, juin 2012 by Croytaque ! on Flickr


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