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Tory prime minister Theresa May's £45 million pound deal to bolster security in Calais is making life harder for refugees trapped at Britain's border. Hanat, a 17-year old refugee from Somalia, lives alongside around 250 others near the former site of the bulldozed “jungle” refugee camp. “Every single day ...
Calais police declined to comment on the claim. With the migrants dependent on aid groups even for water, Calais has become hell on earth, Ali said. Ali said he stays because he can't afford to pay smugglers to get him to Britain but also cannot go to refuges provided by the French authorities because of ...

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed not to tolerate another Jungle camp being built in Calais, insisting the port town will not be used as a "side door" for migrants to gain access to the UK. Britain has pledged to spend an extra £44.5 million ($63.3 million) to bolster UK border controls in France ...
Calais, France - An industrial zone in Calais is the setting for a gut-wrenching spectacle in Europe's refugee crisis. Here, on a wet, miserable Thursday, dozens stand out in the rain. Some kick about a bright green football. But for the most part, they stand around, clustered in small groups. They are the ones ...
The two bishops visited Calais in France last year to witness to the suffering of those fleeing poverty and conflict and seeking shelter in the UK. “We welcome the positive aspects of the Sandhurst Treaty which will come into force on February 1,” a statement from the bishops said. “This agreement, the first ...
French fishermen have blocked the ports of Calais and Boulogne in protest at so-called pulse fishing, which uses electrified nets to stun fish. Fishing boats stopped ferries entering or leaving Calais while a roadblock stopped traffic at Boulogne. Calais is a major link between the UK and France used by ...

As Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May shook hands on their "humane and efficient" new deal ensuring post-Brexit border security this week, a very different scene was unfolding across the channel in Calais. On the port city's eastern outskirts, around 30 young Eritrean men huddled together for warmth as ...
Ms Mirza told us her claim came from a BBC News report which says “The UK government is already thought to have spent more than £100m on security in the area [around Calais] over the past three years.” The BBC told us that their information came from a report by the Press Association, which was ...
It comes after three refugees were killed on the roads outside the Calais port in December, a month after a 15-year-old refugee who was run over by a refrigeration truck. Annie Gavrilescu, of Help Refugees, told The Independent that the “increasing desperation” of refugees who are sleeping rough in the ...
How far is it between Dover and Calais? The shortest distance between Dover and Calais is 33.3km, or 20.7 miles. This is measured from the South Foreland, northeast of Dover to Cap Gris Nez, a cape near Calais.
The UK announced on Thursday that it will spend another €50 million, or a large part of that sum, on boosting security at the port of Calais, which for years, if not decades has been a jumping-off point for migrants and refugees attempting the often perilous journey across the Channel. That brings the total ...
To be announced as part of the Anglo-French summit at Sandhurst military academy on Thursday, the money brings total British funding for security and policing in Calais since the “Jungle” camp was bulldozed in 2016 to more than £150m. The measures have included building a 1km-long concrete wall ...
Macron wants the UK to increase its spending to help ease the pressure on Calais, which was home to the former encampment known as the Jungle where thousands of migrants lived before it was destroyed by French authorities in October 2016. "Calais has become an impasse," Macron said in a speech ...
CALAIS, France, Jan 16 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron visited a migrant reception centre and quizzed refugees in Calais on Tuesday, taking stock of the pressure on the Channel port ahead of a summit with British Prime Minister Theresa May this week. Calais and the surrounding ...
A few hours before his death, Abdullah Dilsouz was playing cricket with other child refugees in the wasteland behind the port of Calais. Friends said he was excited to be nearing the end of a long journey from Afghanistan, and optimistic that he would soon be able to join his brother in London. But the ...
Emmanuel Macron has vowed there would never be another large refugee camp in Calais and warned those people remaining in the area who hope to reach Britain that they were at a “dead end”. The French president also accused certain organisations of lying about police brutality and encouraging ...
A FARNHAM mum of two has witnessed at first hand the impact Farnham's donations are having on migrants sleeping rough in Calais this winter, having travelled to northern France over the festive period. Penny Hardcastle, 45, has volunteered with the Farnham Help for Refugees group for a number of ...

French President Emmanuel Macron will defend his controversial immigration policy Tuesday in the northern port of Calais, long a magnet for refugees and migrants trying to reach Britain. France's centrist president, who campaigned for open borders in last year's election, has since drawn criticism for his ...
A FARNHAM mum of two has witnessed at first hand the impact Farnham's donations are having on migrants sleeping rough in Calais this winter, having travelled to northern France over the festive period. Penny Hardcastle, 45, has volunteered with the Farnham Help for Refugees group for a number of ...
One week ago, defensive end Calais Campbell may have accidentally predicted the Jacksonville Jaguars 45–42 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs. In a video by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, Campbell made the comment after the Jaguars' win over the Bills in the ...
A French hospital is offering “fast care” to NHS patients who have had planned operations or treatment cancelled in the UK because of surging winter demand. The Centre Hospitalier in Calais said it can see patients within four weeks and can handle a range of elective surgical procedures. The offer is part ...
Every audience member is pre-assigned a “country” for the night, a section of the auditorium that corresponds to a nationality of the migrants cooped up at the camp in Calais waiting to make the perilous dash to Britain. Your correspondent was a Kuwaiti, and the auditorium of the Young Vic reconstructed ...
Around 700 migrants are living rough again in the area where the Calais Jungle once stood, charities estimate. One 15-year-old boy was killed over Christmas trying to jump on a lorry to the UK. Catrin Nye has been to meet those living there, and see the French police aiming to stop a new camp forming.
Operations resumed shortly before 12.20pm on Saturday and all passengers were moved onto the 13.55 departure to Dover. During the security incident, ferry operator DFDS wrote on Twitter: "Port operations temporarily suspended in the port of Calais due to a security incident. "Customers currently being ...
(Paris) – Migrants and asylum seekers in Calais are facing desperate living conditions, especially as temperatures drop, Human Rights Watch said today. Many child and adult migrants described an increase in the police destruction and confiscation of their belongings since the beginning of November ...
Under the deal with Calais, Serge's bill – including surgery, drugs and accommodation – is paid by NHS England at the standard tariff for his local hospital. He has to pay for travel but parking is free at the Calais hospital. Director Martin Trelcat said 150 consultations with Brits have been set up following a ...
President Emmanuel Macron says France will not allow a new migrant camp to be set up in Calais, on a visit to the port where many gather hoping to get to the UK. Up to 700 migrants are in the area, despite the camp known as the "Jungle" having been dismantled in 2016. He also defended his ...
There are still five or six reported attacks on lorry drivers in Calais a day despite the migrant camp being closed down in October 2016, Burnett said, but that number could be higher. Speaking to BBC's Victoria Derbyshire, he said: “It's having a dramatic impact on drivers. “I think before we talk about that ...
... the then-Presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron threatened to scrap the Le Touquet treaty which allows British police checks in Calais.
Britain has agreed to give France more money to improve security in Calais as evidence shows a rise in the number of people being smuggled ...
On the streets of Calais, you can sense the fear from everyone. Locals resent the influx of migrants, drivers are scared of the hooded teens ...
Now in sleeping rough in Calais, she tells of the sexual exploitation and police brutality women and girls experience 20 miles from the British ...
Refugees in Calais, France: child and adult migrants have suffered 'excessive' police violence, says report. Photograph: Alicia Canter for the ...
After Human Rights Watch charged in July that the police had used brutal tactics against immigrants in a camp near Calais, the government ...
The Interior Ministry report again raises questions about the French government's treatment of the hundreds of migrants who gathered in Calais ...
The small town of Calais plays a crucial part in international transportation. It's the gateway to England through the Chunnel, the longest ...
In the minds of the world, Calais does not exist, but in reality it does. There are people there who need our help regardless of the conditions ...
'New Activists': Camilla Thurlow Learns More About Her Upcoming Trip To Calais Refugee Camp, One Year After Closure Of The Jungle.
A year after the gesture that brought unaccompanied asylum-seeker children from Calais to the UK, many remain in limbo and face precarious ...
Members of the European Parliament have shared photos of themselves showering fully clothed to urge the French government to improve ...
Plans for Calais Park include a community garden, a third-mile walking path, a flagpole area for ceremonies, a large evergreen tree for holiday ...
After the so-called 'Calais Jungle' camps were dismantled in November 2016, migrants continued to return to the area. Many are living without ...
In October 2016, the Calais 'Jungle' – a temporary town of refugee housing, shops and other facilities – was demolished. The estimated 8,000 ...
A LORRY driver has revealed terrifying footage of the moment Calais migrants laid a makeshift roadblock of concrete slabs in an apparent bid ...
Despite the Jungle camp in Calais being torn down over a year ago hundreds of migrants are still sleeping rough in the port town braced for ...
Last Thursday, the officers of the brigade of Calais Tunnel have controlled a heavy weight from Spain and to Great Britain. The driver was ...
As part of Calais and Baileyville's effort to attract residents and businesses, the two municipalities have agreed to form the state's first interlocal ...
Based on Luigi Marchionni's play L'assedio di Calais (The Siege of Calais) with libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, this rarely-heard Italian Bel ...
On Thursday, Calais, seven migrants were injured, including four with a knife, during a brawl between dozens of Ethiopians, Iraqis and Syrians ...
CALAIS — The French city of Calais wakes up slowly. All is peaceful. A few cars cross the Mollien bridge, which lies just a stone's throw away ...


 

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