The Scottish Church has said there must be a ‘just, humane approach’ to the refugee crisis ‘that goes beyond mere words and political posturing’ following the deaths of at least 31 in the English Channel.
The tragedy is the biggest single loss of life in the English Channel the International Organization for Migration has recorded since it began collecting data in 2014.
Anthony Horan, Director at the Scottish Catholic Parliamentary Office said: “We need greater cooperation between nations who are trying to deal with the growing crisis of displaced peoples.
“It is undoubtedly challenging, but we must pursue a just, humane approach that goes beyond mere words and political posturing. These are human beings.
“And to think that in amongst it all there are people ‘profiting’ from the grave risk, suffering and heartache endured by the desperate.”