Lily Allen apol­o­gizes to refugees in Calais

Malta Independent - - WORLD -

Bri­tish singer Lily Allen has apol­o­gized for Bri­tain’s han­dling of the mi­grant cri­sis on a visit to a slum-like camp in north­ern France.

She said yes­ter­day she was sorry “on be­half of my coun­try” after vis­it­ing refugees in Calais who are try­ing to en­ter Bri­tain.

Allen was moved to tears after meet­ing a 13-year-old boy from Afghanistan who told her he was try­ing to be re­united with his fa­ther in Eng­land. She told him Bri­tain had put him in dan­ger by bomb­ing Afghanistan, putting him in the hands of Tal­iban ex­trem­ists, and hav­ing him risk his life try­ing to get to Bri­tain.

The French govern­ment plans to dis­man­tle the site and dis­perse its oc­cu­pants. The first group of mi­grants is ex­pected to be moved as soon as next week.

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