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Destruction of Calais migrant camps planned next week

imc-uk-features | 18.07.2009 22:39 | Migration | World

Following the announcement of a £15million plan to 'strengthen their borders', the British and French governments are planning to destroy the Calais 'Jungle' in northern France and mass-deport hundreds of refugees stranded there. Reports from Calais say the French authorities are preparing for the destruction of the make-shift camps next Tuesday, 21st July, with a mass deportation flight to Afghanistan planned on Friday, 24th July.

Calais refugees and their supporters are calling upon activists, independent journalists and legal observers to go down to Calais and help prevent this tragedy. A protest outside the French embassy in London has been called by No Borders on Monday [more action ideas]. A group calling itself 'Calais Witnesses' has prepared a statement and is asking groups and individuals to sign it. Two UK Green MEPs have also issued a joint statement condemning the 'inhumane' plan.

Related: SALAM: Destruction of the Jungle on Tuesday, 21st July | The Law of 'Jungles': The situation of exiles on the shore of the Channel and the North Sea (pdf) | No Border Camp at the UK border extension beyond the channel

Links: Calais Migrant Solidarity | Calais No Border | No Borders UK

Do people really choose to live like this?
Do people really choose to live like this?



update from calais

20.07.2009 08:29

NEW INFO LINES If you are coming to Calais to show solidarity and want information call
0033 668 595765 (english) or 0033 630 225982 (french and spanish)

Latest information from activists on the ground in Calais

* Monday 20 July 2009 (8:45am) News due soon about meeting between chief of police and Calais humanitarian associations. A demonstration is taking place outside venue now encouraging them not to collaborate.

updates posted at

calais migrant solidarity
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UNHCR draws road map to help people out of Calais "jungle"

20.07.2009 09:48

UNHCR draws road map to help people out of Calais "jungle"



Display the following 25 comments

  1. further information — noborders
  2. Dont french politicians remember Maurice Papon from vichy france? — james
  3. They deport them to Afghanistan and then what ? — Uglier and uglier
  4. Bristol — anonarchist
  5. It's the empire stupid... — @nti-imperialist
  6. entitlement — royston
  7. update from calais — cms
  8. If you opened the borders we would be over run, how would we manage to keep thes — imperium
  9. no borders playing into the hands of the far right — durruti02
  10. @James & @ durruti02 — LimpShtick
  11. Meal Ticket — Pigeon Street.
  12. to limp stick — durruti02
  13. sick of it — p*ssed off
  14. Cut the Crap — Dan Dread
  15. Indymedia invaded — Anon
  16. Frank field et al — If we tolerate this
  17. to worrier — Ether
  18. Don't feed the trolls! — Trollhunter
  19. At Max — Dan Dread
  20. Only trolls and idiots — one of no borders
  21. From Calais — noborders @ctivist
  22. consider backlash — consider backlash
  23. No backlash — No Borders
  24. Repression in Calais - for a long time — no-racism
  25. Ive an idea — Barnsley-Bill