Jude Law has branded the Jungle camp in Calais as a 'dangerous' place for children as he urges the UK government to help suffering youngsters be reunited with their loved ones before the camp is bulldozed. He was accompanied by such stars as the playwright Sir Tom Stoppard in a literary reading organised by Letters Live and Help Refugees foundations.

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Law joined a variety of stars in a short performance for the migrants living in the Jungle camp on Sunday (February 21st 2016) ahead of the proposed eviction on Wednesday. This comes alongside his recent petition to British Prime Minister David Cameron asking to allow children in the camps to be taking to Britain to be with their families while awaiting their asylum cases. It's already achieved 100,000 signatures including those of Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Idris Elba.

'It's our responsibility as humans to look after our children', he said. 'The children at the camp in Calais need us. It isn't a big ask. It is simply the right thing to do.' Law made his first visit to the camp over the weekend, experiencing the chaos of mud and slum-like shacks and seeing the Good Chance theatre which was set up last year by volunteers to provide entertainment for the refugees.

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'I wanted to see it for myself', he told Sky News. 'You can't have an opinion on something until you see it; experience it. It seemed to me that the pressing issue was the kids that were unaccompanied and living in awful conditions, and their plight needed to be highlighted'

The proposed demolition of the camp is not just a matter of bulldozing a few temporary homes. It's the destruction of a carefully built up community by migrants and volunteers in a bid to create some normality for those who have been chased from their own countries. Over the last few months, several amenities have been erected from youth centres to places of worship like a mosque and a church. 'This is a community they built and offers a minor thread to the children here unaccompanied. Without those, who knows what's going to happen to them', law continued.

So far, the UK government has agreed to house 20,000 migrants from the Syrian border, with considerations still being taken into account for the children in Calais.