18th October: A big day for the 79 migrants, who have been chosen by NGOs such as ‘l’Auberge des Migrants’ or ‘l’école Laïque des Dunes’ to go to the University of Lille’s campus
The government gave its word that the inhabitants of the Calais Jungle would not be ‘Dublined’.
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.
Salusbury World is a charitable NGO in North West London. It is the only refugee centre in the country that is situated in the middle of a school.
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…
Since the opening of the ‘bubble’ last 10th November, a centre that welcomes migrants at the Porte de la Chapelle in Paris, there are no signs that the flow of migrants entering the centre is going to slow down any time soon.
Disappeared children, separated couples … For refugees, exodus is too often followed by families’ tragedy. Entire Family is torn appart. Sadly, these migrants do not have any way to get nor give news of their relatives. Some of them have their own telephones, but they do not have SIM card, no data. That’s why a […]
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.
Béziers, this middletown of Southern France is known for it’s mayor, Robert Ménard, well-known far-right French politician. He is famous for his provocative remarks about foreigners. Nevertheless, Béziers has long tradition of receiving migrants. And today, some refugees coming from Calais Jungle are also staying in Béziers.
It’s an NGO from Marseille, who is running the only boat patrolling on the sea to save migrants. The boat is called Aquarius, with medical team from “Doctors without Borders” on board.
In Marseille, isolated foreign minors live on the street for several months. French government close its eyes to their conditions in complet illegality.
London would accept minors on its territory, at the end of a rapid negotiation. Alas, only several dozens of minors could reach UK.
East Street market in London is open every day. Fruits and vegetables are excellent, cellphones and clothes are the most cheapest around the area.
Diaz fallowed the asylum application procedure from A to z : deposit of papers, interview with OFPRA agents, French office for the protection of refugees.
In their home country, they used to be a potter, cabinet maker, carpenter, or couturier. In France, they become forklift operator, cleaner, safety guard, cashier… Their expertise, sometimes a result of several years of training, is often is consigned to oblivion.