Mohamed, an Afghan refugee in the Calais Jungle, always had a calling to work in the social sector. He hopes to pursue a career as a social worker in France.
Damien Carème’s opinion is different to many people’s, but he is sticking to his guns. Even if the camp in his town is sometimes the subject of dispute, the major of Grande-Synthe wants to continue following his initiative.
The migrants are back in Calais. A growing influx despite the relentless fight put up by the police. Instructions: stop the migrants coming at any cost. The NGOs that are trying to offer them help, especially when they first arrive in town, are demoralised by police methods.
Back to Croisilles, in the CAO (Reception and Orientation Centre) that we have been visiting on a regular basis since the destruction of the Calais Jungle…
At the beginning of 2016, the French Government invested 20 million of euros to create, in the middle of Jungle camp, a temporary reception center with containers, showers and social feedback.
For several weeks now, more and more migrants are coming back to Calais. All of them are hoping to come back to the Jungle, which is now destroyed. However, the Police is still controlling, especially at the entrance of the train station. NGOs and volunteers are also in place to receive migrants and offer them […]
As the year draws to a close, there is good news for some Calais refugees. We have been following the migrants living in the Croisilles Reception and Orientation Centre (CAO) in the Pas-de-Calais region (northern France) for some weeks now. All of them have been granted asylum and will be able to stay in France […]
We have been following the refugees from the CAO (Reception and Orientation Centre) of Gélos, in the suburbs of Pau, since their evacuation from the Calais Jungle. After several months in the Pyrenees, they start forging relationships with the local community. An important place for these Muslims is the local mosque in Pau.
Mohammed, who used to be journaliste in Sudan, has just get granted asylum in France after two months in CAO. He has juste left the Jungle of Calais at the second day of eviction. He came back to this destroyed camp for Jungle News.
It might be the most warmly welcoming center in France. Since the eviction in Calais, some migrants are welcomed in Croisilles, Northern France, by numerous volunteers and certain generous population. Some have prepared a simple, joyful and happy Christmas meal.
London would accept minors on its territory, at the end of a rapid negotiation. Alas, only several dozens of minors could reach UK.
Diaz fallowed the asylum application procedure from A to z : deposit of papers, interview with OFPRA agents, French office for the protection of refugees.
The daily routine of truck drivers who go through Calais wasn’t always easy. They were threatened by migrants who tried to get to England at any price: They burnt barricades, threw stones, used sticks and sometimes knives… After the dismantling, the roads to the port in Calais are clear. The profession can breathe.
Quite ironic ceremony in the school of Calais Jungle. Whereas there are no more migrants in the camp, which was completely demolished, a marvelous computer was delivered. It was a donation from Credit social des Fonctionnaires. When the inauguration was celebrated, teachers who had been worked with ridiculously few means in the Jungle are left […]
Zimako Mel Jones built the école laïque du chemin des Dunes in 2015. He watched hopelessly as the camp was destroyed during its evacuation. But for him, the school lives on through his pupils and his memories.
It’s market day in the centre of Calais. It’s also a day when people share about what day think one month after the dismantling of the Jungle.
France is a land of asylum, the government carried out a humanitarian operation… It is essentially a message of satisfaction that has been delivered by the minister of the Interior, Bernard Cazeneuve, who took the time to come to Calais not only to thank his troops but also to congratulate himself and attempt to refute […]
There is nothing left in the jungle of Calais. The church, the last standing building was destroyed, and the Jules Ferry’s center was emptied of its last occupants.
Reporting from Tatinghem; a camp constructed in 2009 well before the Calais Jungle. Here the refugees, most of whom are Afghani, are determined to go to Britain. In the camp they sleep in rows of cabins they built themselves. Many aid workers and inhabitants walk by all the time. A French NGO, Emmaüs offers them […]
Now, Jungle is gone. Theoretically, the police force should be relieved a bit. But in reality, in order to deter a new jungle from installing in the region, the Police on borders (PAF) are now solicited more than ever before.