Browsing Archive: January, 2016

The Jungle refugee camp in Calais: third world conditions on the UK's doorstep

Posted by Katie DeRosa on Friday, January 8, 2016,


The driving wind and cold rains of winter make the Jungle refugee camp in Calais an even more unforgivable place than it already is. On a recent Wednesday in January, men line up and wait for more than an hour to get a pair of shoes, some wearing flip flops and no socks or running shoes with the backs folded down. As the shoes are distributed a scuffle breaks out, men shouting and pushing toward the small hut where a group of volunteers are trying to regain control of the crowd.

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