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As France clears “the jungle,” refugees flee to even worse camps

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White board from an English classroom, before Calais camp was dismantled. Photo by EngageJoe, published under Creative Commons license.

French authorities cleared a Calais refugee camp called “the jungle” this week — and the refugees displaced from the squalid camp scattered to set up even less secure camps nearby. But what did the French government expect? The refugees in Calais have nowhere to go, and burning down their tents and shacks does not magically create alternatives, but rather increases their misery. Continue reading

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