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Calais; Zero Migrant Operation.

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.

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The last inhabitant in the Jungle Calais

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.

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The return of first refugees in Calais

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 […]

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Religion, a pathway to integration?

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.

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Christmas evening of migrants

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.

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For truck drivers, the road from Calais to England is now cleared

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.

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An unbelievable story of school computers of Calais Jungle

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 […]

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The Jungle’s laic school lives on

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.

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French minister of the Interior : “A profound gratitude for this dismantling”

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 […]

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The post jungle period

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.

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There are still migrant camps in the Calais area.

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 […]

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In Calais, the Police launch a migrant hunting

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.