Refugee-proof wall to keep asylum seekers out of UK

A refugee-proof wall is about to be built by the UK government outside a huge Calais refugee camp to prevent asylum seekers from entering the United Kingdom.

This big new refugee-proof wall will be four-meters high and its construction will begin soon. It is part of a £17-million deal struck between the United Kingdom and France earlier this year to try to block refugees from crossing the English Channel.

“We’ve done the fence. Now we’re doing a wall,” British Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill announced at a government hearing last Tuesday.

Secours Catholique, the social action arm of the Catholic Church in France, announced that a new building in Calais will be used to house asylum seekers.

This building will hopefully enable refugees to get new clothes and other items like bicycles, blankets and sleeping bags.



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