Escape from hell: The refugees risking everything to stowaway to Britain
CALAIS, France — You can somehow feel the tension build up around mid-afternoon in the Calais Jungle. You see young men suddenly shouting out. People start running. It’s beginning.
Some 6,000 refugees and migrants — most from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Eritrea —live in the makeshift camp in northwest France near the port of Calais and the tunnel that leads to the UK.
Elevated on the embankment above the sea of mud-spattered tents like a festival gone wrong, the young men are charging along the fence. Read more…