Calais

After Calais Eviction, Child Refugees 'Abandoning New Homes' To Come To UK Illegally

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

Child refugees, who used to live in the squalid Calais Jungle camp, are leaving new homes in France and sleeping rough because they don’t believe au...

Life After Calais For The Kids Of 'The Jungle'

Benny Hunter | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK
Benny Hunter

Every day that they hear nothing draws them closer to despair. Without hope of reaching the UK by legal routes, more vulnerable children like Dawit will decide to take their fate into their own hands, leaving them homeless in Europe during the freezing Winter months.

Emergency Medical And Dental Care In The Demolished Jungle

Ali Amir | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ali Amir

Having set off from Cardiff on Friday evening, we had no idea of whether we would even make it to Calais due to heightened security on the border and media reports suggesting that the refugee camp in Calais had been demolished; all refugees had apparently been relocated across France. However, we arrived safely in Calais via the euro tunnel with our car stuffed with clothes, medications and dental materials.

What Now For The Unaccompanied Calais 'Jungle' Children Arriving In The UK?

Sarah Richardson | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK
Sarah Richardson

Surely we have not become so desensitised to the images of war and displaced children on our TV screens that we cannot extend compassion to children so much less fortunate than our own. If the boot was on the other foot how would we feel if these were our children needing to be looked after?

Not Challenging Immigration Rhetoric Now Will Lead Society Down A Dark Path

Bradley Allsop | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Bradley Allsop

For every single one of us that stands up, another child receives a pair of shoes or a warm meal, another mind is changed and heart softened and, as more of us do so, another politician starts to listen and has a reason to speak about migration in a different way. In a world that screams at us not to care, not to challenge, not to go against the crowd, be brave and take a stand. Human lives are at stake.

Dear The Daily Mail: Here In Devon, We Welcome Refugees

Ewan Somerville | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

I sincerely hope that the refugees that have arrived here in North Devon are unaware of the words that are being written in some quarters in the British press. What is certain is that we could not have done more to welcome these children, and I feel proud to have played my part by speaking out, ensuring their new lives here in the UK are the best they can possibly be.

Francois Hollande Tells UK It Must 'Do Its Part' To Settle 1,500 Young Calais Refugees

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK

The French president has urged British authorities to “do their part” to settle 1,500 refugee children left in Calais. Francois Hollande said th...

Daughter Of 'Britain's Schindler' Calls For 'Kindness And Welcome' For Young Refugees

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 29.10.2016 | UK

The daughter of the man dubbed “The British Oskar Schindler” has called on Britain to show the same “kindness and welcome” to young refugees f...

We Showed Refugee Children In Calais A Better Side To Europe

Julian Sayarer | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Julian Sayarer

In among the chaos and the dismal conditions of Calais, there were glimmers of a better version of Europe than these Syrians, Afghans, Eritreans and other nationalities were treated to behind the razor wire fencing

Children Pictured Sleeping On 'Cold Industrial Estate', After Being 'Completely Abandoned' In Calais

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

Children are being abandoned and left to sleep alone and without shelter after French authorities demolished the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp and did not ...

Brazen Video Of Truck Driver Freeing Five 'Migrants' On Major Road Sparks Outrage

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK

A video showing a truck driver helping five “suspected migrants” out of the back of his lorry has prompted outrage online. The clip, filmed from ...

Calais Jungle Camp: Mission Accomplished?

Dorothy Sang | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Dorothy Sang

Yesterday I saw a 17-year-old boy with a broken leg forced to hobble up the road to register, then turned away without so much as a second glance as registration was closed. Turned away and given no alternative for a place to sleep.

Gary Lineker And Lily Allen Hit Back At Press Attacks Over Refugee Sympathies

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

Gary Lineker and Lily Allen have hit back at press attacks over their sympathy for refugees, with Lineker saying it is “worth it” despite the barr...

Kids In Calais Have No Idea Where To Go As Fires Decimate Camp During Demolition

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK

Hundreds of unaccompanied children from the Calais jungle camp now have nowhere to go as fires decimate the camp amid its demolition by police. The wo...

The Waugh Zone October 26, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday, October 26… 1) ZAXIT ON THE SPOT Zaxit does indeed sound like a spot cream. But Zac Goldsmith...

Child Refugees Are Fleeing A War We Created - We Owe Them A Place To Live

Natasha Phillips | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics
Natasha Phillips

The first child refugees entering the UK experienced a mixed welcome last week. Around 70 children, 54 of them girls mostly from Eritrea travelled to ...

The Waugh Zone October 25, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, October 25… 1) USING THE B-DAY It’s airport expansion D-Day. The Cabinet sub-committee meets ...

Standing Up To Anti-immigrant Rhetoric Is A Quintessential British Value

Diane Abbott | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Not only is this government responsible for these catastrophic economic outcomes and the plight of millions, but it also happens to be one of the most racist governments that I have experienced as a Member of Parliament in nearly 30 years.

Children Dress As Paddington Bear To Protest Child Refugees' Uncertain Fate

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

Children dressed as Paddington Bear outside the Home Office during a demonstration to call for protection for those still in the Calais camp as it is ...

The Time To Act Is Now For The People In Calais

Clare Moseley | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Clare Moseley

Demolitions do not constitute a long-term and sustainable solution to the crisis and they are not a deterrent to refugees who, by definition, have no choice but to flee their homes. Half of the camp was demolished last year and it has since doubled in size.

No One Said They Would Be Toddlers

Kate Milner | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Kate Milner

Seven-year-olds aren't equipped to cross a continent and then fend for themselves in a makeshift tent. They die, they disappear and all the time smug fasicsts are sitting in their provincial homes posting on Facebook about an immigrant's hoodie looking too clean.

Why Do Many Calais Migrants Want To Come To Britain?

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK

As the demolition of ‘The Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais began on Monday, the plight of the some 6,500 refugees living there was brought into fres...

Calais Jungle Demolition: What Will Happen To The Refugees

Lliana Bird | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK
Lliana Bird

From the warehouse the refugees will be herded through to a tent, each large enough to hold 50 people. Once a tent is full, they will board a bus, heading to a destination which many will not have heard of. From here the future is uncertain.

British 'Anarchists' Accused Of Stoking Unrest During Calais 'Jungle's' Destruction

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

French officials dismantling ‘The Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais have said British anarchists threatened their efforts more than the migrants bein...

Yvette Cooper Warns Calais Refugee Children At Risk of Trafficking As Camp Demolished

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK

Yvette Cooper has warned that child refugees risk slipping into the hands of smugglers as the Calais “Jungle” camp is demolished. After violence o...