Tag Archives: Calais

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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12Jan/16
Steve Lawrie was asked to smuggle Bahar Ahmadi into Britain

Briton seeks acquittal for trying to take migrant girl to UK, lawyer says

A British ex-soldier who tried to smuggle a four-year old Afghani girl from Calais into Britain will go on trial in France, facing a charge of aiding illegal immigration. Saying French law protects those who help people in danger from being punished, his lawyer says she will seek acquittal.

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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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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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