Tag Archives: Migrants around 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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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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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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02Sep/15

EU migrant crisis leaves asylum policies in tatters

(NVO) – Men, women, small children- they walk along the train tracks from Serbia into Hungary while it’s still dark hoping to evade authorities.
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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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