The situation for children left stranded in the Calais Camp is getting worse by the day. We need to urgently act to help. The longer we wait the more dangerous it becomes for these vulnerable children.
Why is this important?
Ireland has the capacity and resources to offer hundreds of unaccompanied children refuge. We have one of the strongest care systems in Europe to deal with unaccompanied minors and therefore, the potential to offer these children homes, a sense of community, support and a future (3).