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Refugee Action response to the tragedy in Grays

By October 23, 2019Press release

Thirty-nine people have been found dead in lorry container in Grays, Essex.

Stephen Hale, Chief Executive at Refugee Action, said:

“Though we don’t yet know the full details, an appalling tragedy like this shows the urgent need for the government to create safe and legal routes to the UK for people fleeing war and persecution.

“The lack of these routes is forcing desperate people to put their lives into the hands of smugglers.”


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