The dramatic images of the great flight of people from the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere wanting to come to Europe in recent years has raised for many an urgent sense of wanting to respond, of wanting to translate this powerful instinct to help into the reality of effective action, Andrea Perry writes. And the work of creating a warmth of welcome is already under way.

Earlier this year the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group, a registered charity, organised a nine-day, 85-mile walk from Dover, passing through Canterbury and then along the Downs to Crawley, calling the project ...


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