“They learn from the ones who died”: Refugees in Calais determined to reach the UK
CALAIS, France – David Cameron is not too popular in Calais this week.
His recent vow, that the UK will accept some 20,000 Syrian refugees from outside Europe, with no mention of the masses on his doorstep, has riled many in the makeshift camp outside Calais known as the “Jungle.”
Sudanese, Afghans, Eritreans and Syrians alike told Mashable of their surprise when hearing that the government suddenly had found it had moral responsibility to help.
Mohammed Kalid and Yahia Mouselli were among them. The twenty-something Syrian men walked an hour or so in the early September sun on Tuesday, along railway tracks and past imposing barbed fences encircling the port, into the town centre to make their feelings known. Read more…