In Calais, clashes between migrants and the police

Evacuation of a migrant camp Sunday January 2, 2022, rue du Beau-Marais in Calais. Members of the security forces and migrants had been injured during clashes there three days earlier. JOHAN BEN AZZOUZ / PHOTOPQR / VOICE FROM THE NORTH / MAXPPP A succession of events has witnessed a deleterious context in Calais (Pas-de-Calais) where … Read more

“Tragedy”. Dozens of migrants killed in a shipwreck in the English Channel

British and French forces are leading area, sea and air searches e British Prime Minister convened the crisis cabinet. Boris Johnson was “shocked, disgusted and deeply saddened” by the death of migrants. The alarm was raised by fishermen early in the afternoon of Wednesday, when they noticed the presence of several people in the water, … Read more

Anaïs Vogel and Ludovic Holbein suspend a hunger strike of more than a month in support of migrants in Calais

Anaïs Vogel and Ludovic Holbein, hunger strikers in support of migrants in Calais, address the crowd during a rally, on November 13, 2021, in Calais. FRANCOIS LO PRESTI v AFP The two activists from Calais who had been on hunger strike since October 11 in support of migrants announced on Wednesday November 17 the end … Read more

Decathlon withdraws kayaks from sale in Calais and Grande-Synthe, fearing they will be used to cross the English Channel

Migrants try to cross the Channel, between Sangatte and Cap Blanc-Nez, on August 27, 2020. SAMEER AL-DOUMY / AFP The decision is unprecedented on an issue that is regularly the source of friction between London and Paris, the increase in illegal attempts to cross to the United Kingdom by sea. Kayaks that can be used … Read more

In Calais, nearly 1,400 migrants were received in the temporary reception center

Police officers on patrol near a migrant camp in Calais on November 5, 2021. CHRISTOPHE ENA / AP Almost 1,400 migrants were received in one week in a “Temporary reception center” – 300 camp beds distributed in two hangars – open every night by the State in Calais, noted, Wednesday, November 10, the prefecture. Large … Read more

in Calais, the State and associations are opposed on the issue of camps

Two activists and a priest have been on hunger strike since October 11, 2021. Here, at Saint-Pierre church, in Calais, October 14, 2021. DENIS CHARLET / AFP Nothing seems to be able to stand against the desire of England. Tuesday, November 2, according to our information, more than 800 people crossed the Channel from the … Read more

The remains of the Calais “jungle”

By Maryline Baumard Posted today at 04:55 Reserved for our subscribers In images, in picturesFor years, hundreds of refugees have crammed into makeshift settlements with the hope of boarding a ferry to Britain. From this shanty town destroyed by the State five years ago, Jean Larive has retained the traces. All the images were taken … Read more

Calais, the small port that dreams of being the big one in Europe

By Laurie Moniez Posted today at 5:40 am Reserved for our subscribers ReportageIt is in a context of mixing health crisis and Brexit that the new scalable port of Calais, the largest European port project of the 21st century, will be inaugurated. Thursday September 9, more than 400 guests were expected in Calais (Pas-de-Calais) to … Read more