Tag: calais

Essex Lorry Deaths: Now We Know What Happened, We Must Start a Radical Conversation on Immigration
by Abby Meadows
All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated lorry container in Essex last month have now been identified. As the final details of the tragedy emerge, Calais volunteer Abby Meadows argues we must insist on a radical conversation about migration - about how we treat people trying to enter the UK or in the country 'illegally', regardless of whether society considers them refugees or economic migrants.
State Neglect and Police Violence: The Forgotten Refugee Crisis in Calais and Dunkirk
by Abby Meadows, northern France
In northern France hundreds of refugees are being neglected by the state, abused by the police and exploited by smugglers. With large charities refusing to get involved and journalists staying away, grassroots groups are still trying to plug the aid gap. But volunteers say there is only so much they can do without adequate resources – and when the only real solutions are political.

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