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Edinburgh builder calls for Calais migrant camp help

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An Edinburgh builder who is living in the Calais camp known as the Jungle has called for more people to help the migrants.

Ryan Ferrier has been living for three months in the French camp, where migrants live while they attempt to enter the United Kingdom.

The camp conditions have been a source of controversy on both sides of the channel.

Human Rights groups and the migrants claim the situation is inhumane.

Mr Ferrier travelled there to help for two weeks and ended up staying.

He told BBC Scotland: "We need help. There is a lot of good people doing a lot of good work here but in these situations we just need more support.

"There is literally no limit to how many people could be helping and I understand people can't and that's totally ok. We just need extra hands.

"I came here on my own, so I just walk around and see if there are people I can help, doing building work, moving homes, food distribution, and I go to the warehouse and get any supplies for them that I can get my hands on.

"My mum is worried out of her wits, everyone else has been incredibly supportive."

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