Thoughts on migrants crossing the channel

The Jungle Calais

It is reported on the BBC that there has been a sudden upsurge in the last couple of weeks of migrants attempting to cross the channel in small dinghies. This has been deplored and with the channel being the world’s busiest waterway, it is extremely dangerous.

Dunkirk Migrant Camp

Why are they trying to cross the channel in the first place? The report that I heard on the radio seems to point to the migrants fearing that once Brexit comes in to force then it will be impossible to cross the channel.

These reports have avoiding, what, I think is one of the key reasons for chancing the crossing.

It is utterly utterly horrible in the camps. The squalor has to be seen and smelt to be believed. You can read my reports of what the situation in the migrant camps is like here and here.

I can’t replicate the smell, but I can show you what I have seen.

I hope that it will spark some sympathy for those in the camps and hopefully some action some where. Please look at the pictures, share them and talk about the reasons why people want to flee to England.

Part of the shanty town in the jungle

The Jungle Calais

Toilet area in the Jungle – The smell was appalling

The Jungle Calais

Green Slime – The Jungle

The Jungle Calais

You can see all the pics that I took in the jungle here

This is a stress free area – Oh the irony – Dunkirk Migrant Camp

Dunkirk Migrant Camp

Hopeless and aimless feet – Migrant Camp Dunkirk

Dunkirk Migrant Camp

Rubbish creates pest – Migrant Camp Dunkirk

Dunkirk Migrant Camp

Hopefully Hopeless – Dunkirk Migrant Camp

Dunkirk Migrant Camp

You can see the whole set of Dunkirk pictures here

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