Heathrow's Children

By sizemore Last edited 145 months ago
Heathrow's Children

And we continue with the grim theme via Reuters who highlight the plight of Heathrow's lost children:

Hillingdon Council cares for around 1,130 children and young people found wandering abandoned in the world's biggest airport, Heathrow... Many come to Britain alone, some as young as eight or nine, or in small groups of siblings. Often orphans of war, they come from all over the world, having scraped together money to pay agents or people-traffickers, who then abandon them and disappear. They have no papers, no belongings, and no idea what life holds for them now.

The council now faces a legal battle with the government simply in order to get enough money to care for the children.

Remind us again how much the Olympics are costing.

Last Updated 29 January 2007