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April 24, 2017

Evidencing the situation in Calais for minors


Refugee youth service is very proud to have supported Refugee Rights Data Project with this research.


It is sobering reading, and the return of children, young people and adults to the Region was easily predicted 6 months ago. Much good work is being done here by Refugee Community Kitchen, Utopia 56, help Refugees and L'auberge des migrants international and many others who have been working solidly since the demolition in October. However as this report shows, just because the TV cameras have left does not mean this challenge and European wide crisis has been solved.


Six months after the demolition of the so-called ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, hundreds of refugees and displaced people continue to reside in the region. 'Six Months On' investigates the issues that both adults and minors face, including police and citizen violence, and an absence of legal advice.


The report is based on interviews with 213 individuals - some 43% of the displaced people thought to be living in the region, including 42% of estimated minors. This makes it the largest study of its kind in Calais and the surrounding area since the camp’s demolition.


Some of the key findings in our report include:

- 99% of the children living in the Calais area are unaccompanied
- 56% of the children previously lived in the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp
- 43% said they have family in Europe, and 37% have family in the UK
- 86% “don’t feel safe” or “don’t feel safe at all”


English version click here 



French Version click here




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