RSS feeds
Jump to my facebook
Fort Europe part 1 - Calais/France
An estimated number of five million illegal migrants live and work in the European Union. A number growing with at least 500.000 each year, despite great efforts by the EU, and in particularly the border states Spain, Greece and Italy, to prevent them from entering the EU.
In an area in the outskirts of Calais which goes by the name “the jungle", Afghan children and adolescents as young as 12 years of age, wash themselves in the waste water of the local factory.
They seek shelter and try to keep warm under blankets in the bushes and in tents donated by local charity organizations. It has been a very long and harsh winter. Should the migrants by any chance have assumed to have reached a peaceful place to rest after fleeing the war in Afghanistan, they have very soon been met by a quiet different reality. In the jungle of Calais the Afghan boys also seek shelter from a different power: the local riot police.
Afghan boys, fleeing from war and poverty in their homeland, sleep under old train wagons and in tents in the outskirts of the French port city of Calais. Facing nightly ...
Some of the migrants are climbing the fence into the square where they two time a day are getting free food. The rain is pouring down and the boys want to get under cover...
Migrants trying to get cover for the rain in the 'jungle'. The 'jungle' are the place where the migrants are sleeping at night. Since the French police cleared and then b...
Evening in the 'Jungle'. The migrants gather around the fire to keep warm.
Several of the boys have injuries, from the nightly police chases, as well as from the many and eventually desperate failed attempts to hide in the back or clinging to th...
A french policeman where killed by a car early this year during one of the nightly chases after the migrants. Most of the time the migrants are trying to run away from th...
Young afghan boys are being arrested by the police. These boy sleep in a tent under one of the brigdes. The boys where imprison undtil next morning.
Young afghan boys are being arrested by the police. These boy sleep in a tent under one of the brigdes. The boys where imprison undtil next morning.
Hotak, age 20 is arrested by the police. He had arrested around 12 times in Calais where he had been in 4 months. He had tried without success to get to England 9 times.
...
Migrant trying to get cover for the rain in the 'jungle'.
...
...
Every night the police is raiding the 'jungle' and every time the migrants have to run not to get arrested. The 'jungle' is the migrants home. Here they have to sleep und...
...
In Calais they are completely dependent on the solidarity of charity organizations which organize food distribution three times a day. One should think twice, however, be...
...
Migrants trying to get cover for the rain.
...
The migrants get a fast wash before the breakfast.
One of the migrants bed. This old building gives some shelter for the weather. And because only few migrants sleeps here the police have not found the place yet.
...
...
The migrants are queueing for food. the food is given for free. Most of the time it is the same food. And the migrants often get foods that is expired.
The days goes in circles. Time is spendt on waiting for the next free meal and the next oportunity for getting to England. Most of the time the migrants are staying close...
Most of the time the migrants have to shower in the waste water from one of the factorys. The skind is scratching afterwards. One of the charity organizations are helping...
This young afghan boy is 12 years old and have done the trip from Afghanistan on his own.
A new day is about to begin. A new day like yesteday. For some of the migrants Calais is the final destination. Not able to get to England and without money to go somewhe...