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Caritas criticizes Calais wall proposal

September 20, 2016

Caritas Social Action Network. the social action arm of the Church in England and Wales, has criticized the British government’s proposal to build a wall to keep migrants in Calais, France, from entering the tunnel into the UK.

“We recognize the right of states to secure their borders but we believe that investing more money in security at the port and Channel Tunnel will not provide a long-term solution to the growing problems at Calais,” CSAN said in a statement.

Referring to the 9,000 migrants and refugees in Calais, CSAN stated that “the dire situation in Calais cannot be resolved by building yet more fortifications. Rather we need to find ways of responding to human needs.”

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