Tag Archives: Calais migrant crisis

30Jul/17

Human Rights Watch: French police use excessive force on Calais migrants

CALAIS, FRANCE (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) – Human Rights Watch pressed France on Wednesday (July 26) to end what it described as recurrent police violence against migrants in the northern town of Calais, where hundreds have returned despite the demolition of a sprawling camp once known as “the Jungle”. Continue reading

29Oct/16

Paris reports rise in migrant rough-sleepers

Parisian authorities say there’s been a huge rise in migrants sleeping rough since the demolition of the ‘Jungle’ shanty town in Calais. Paul Chapman reports.
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25Oct/16

The end of ‘The Jungle’

(NVO) – French workers begin demolishing the Calais migrant “Jungle”, with officials hoping that its thousands of residents evacuate peacefully. Gavino Garay reports.
They’re tearing down the Jungle..the migrant camp in Calais that’s become a symbol of the EU’s failure to deal with Europe’s migration crisis.
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20Sep/16

Work on Calais migrant wall gets underway

Heavy machinery and construction workers are seen along a motorway stretch in Calais as work gets underway to build a wall to secure the approach to the city from migrants trying to reach Britain.

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25Jan/16
A mural by British graffiti artist Banksy highlighting the alleged use of tear gas on migrants from the "jungle" camp in Calais has appeared on a hoarding near the French embassy in London.

Banksy’s London ‘Les Mis’ mural attacks conditions in Calais camp

A mural by British graffiti artist Banksy highlighting the alleged use of tear gas on migrants from the “jungle” camp in Calais has appeared on a hoarding near the French embassy in London.
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17Oct/15

Calais migrant camp numbers double to 6,000

(REUTERS) – They call this camp in Calais on France’s north coast “The Jungle.”

Only a few weeks ago, it housed about 3-thousand people, but French authorities say the population has now doubled, as more migrants come in and fewer are able to move on across the channel to the United Kingdom.
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30Aug/15

When even a migrant camp is little refuge

(NVO) – Migrants in Serbia are largely free to come and go as they please but it’s a different situation in Hungary, where refugee camps require migrants to be held for 24 hours.

The policy prompted several migrants to jump a fence and try to escape the Roske refugee camp in southern Hungary on Saturday (August 29) in order to avoid being fingerprinted by authorities.
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02Aug/15

Calais migrants hold Sunday church service in makeshift camp

Christian migrants sing and pray at a service in a makeshift church in their camp in Calais.

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01Aug/15

Calais camp migrants learn French at makeshift school

Migrants at a makeshift camp in Calais learn French to help with asylum applications, as tensions rise around French shipping port.

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