Ex-soldier helps a refugee girl – level 2
An English ex-soldier was in the Calais refugee camp in France. He was playing with a little girl who fled Afghanistan with her father. The girl and her father have family in England and wanted to go there.
The Afghan refugee asked the Englishman to hide his daughter in his car and take her to England. The ex-soldier saw the horrible situation in the camp, and he decided to help the little girl.
However, French police stopped him, and the man is now in trouble for helping illegal immigration. He could go to jail or receive a fine of up to £20,000 by a French court.
Difficult words: refugee (a person who had to leave his or her country because of a bad situation), flee (to leave, to run away), fine (making someone pay for doing something illegal).
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