Displaced people in Calais and Grande-Synthe

Refugee Women's Centre
Louise Mc Gowan from the Peace People has returned home from working in both Calais and Grande-Synthe with the Refugee Women’s Centre from October - February 2021. Louise says there is little peace for displaced people living in northern France. How can there be peace when you are worried for your own/your family’s safety? How can there be peace when the fear or expectance of police violence hangs overhead every morning? How can there be peace when the only way to get to the place where you might feel safe is via dangerous routes? In the past year, volunteers working in northern France have witnessed a rise in dangerous channel boat crossings, deteriorating living conditions in informal camps and accommodation centres, as well as numerous tragic deaths. These have been accompanied by increasingly hostile…
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