WHAT THE INTERIOR MINISTER BERNARD cAZENEUVE SAID IN HIS LAST VISIT TO CALAIS THE 21st OCTOBER:
“NUMBERS OF MIGRANTS IN CALAIS TO GO DOWN FROM 6000 TO 2000”. IN REALITY THERE ARE MANY MORE THAN 6000.
ON THE 06/1/15 POLICE COUNTED EVERYBODY IN THE JUNGLE. USUALLY COUNTS ARE DONE BEFORE EVICTIONS
“200 EXTRA PLACES FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN” FOR A TOTAL OF 300. THERE ARE MANY FAMILIES AND SINGLE FATHERS WITH YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE JUNGLE AND THOUSANDS UNACCOMPANIED MINORS, BUT THERE ARE NO PROVISIONS FOR THEM. THEY ARE JUST MIXED WITH THE ADULTS, AND THE ONLY PROTECTION THEY GET IS FROM THEIR COMMUNITIES.
“1500 PLACES IN THE NEW CAMP” costing 18 MILLIONS EUROS, 400 PEOPLE who are on that land already will be EVICTED to make room BUT THEY ARE REFUSING TO MOVE AND SAY THEY PREFER TO BE FREE. In the new camp they will probably have to give their name when they enter and will be controlled all the time. This concentration-style camp is in the worst part of the jungle, that gets flooded every time it rains.
“300 MORE GENDARMES (ON TOP OF 225 ALREADY PRESENT) AND 160 CRS ON TOP OF OF 440 PRESENT) FOR A TOTAL OF 1.125 POLICE TO SECURE THE PLACE AND FIGHT AGAINST INTRUSION AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION”.
“BUT THESE MEASURES ARE NOT A PERMANENT SOLUTION, THE AIM IS TO FACILITATE THE DEPARTURE OF THE PEOPLE FROM THE LAND”.
“THOSE WHO RENOUNCE TO GO TO ENGLAND CAN ASK FOR ASYLUM IN FRANCE. THREE ORIENTATION CENTRES WILL BE OPENED IN THE FUTURE BUT NOT IN CALAIS, WHERE THEY CAN STAY UNTIL THEY RECONSIDER AND APPLY FOR ASYLUM IN FRANCE”.
“THOSE WHO REFUSE THIS HELP ARE LIABLE TO BE DEPORTED OR OF PENAL SANCTIONS”.
So it is likely there will be soon more evictions of the jungle that was ‘tolerated’ by the authorities – but clearly is not going to be tolerated any longer. 300 women and children are left to stay in the Jules-Ferry centre, 1.500 people will sleep in containers in the new camp.
ALL OTHER PEOPLE SHOULD LEAVE CALAIS BY THEIR WILL OF BY FORCE, ACCORDING TO THE GOVERNMENT. THOUGH THIS IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT, AS MANY MORE PEOPLE ARE ARRIVING.
ALL DEPORTATION CENTRES IN FRANCE ARE FULL. PEOPLE ARE ALSO BEING DEPORTED FROM CALAIS TO OTHER CENTRES IN FRANCE BY A PRIVATE JET THAT GOES FROM MARCK AIRPORT EVERY DAY NOW, IN AN ATTEMPT TO REDUCE NUMBERS IN THE JUNGLE. 99% are released by the judges in a few days and come back to Calais; in the meantime, fathers are separated from their children, brothers from their underage brothers and sisters and wives do not now where their husbands are. PEOPLE ARE ARRESTED ON THEIR WAY TO THE MOTORWAY OR TO THE EUROTUNNEL BUT ALSO IN THE CENTRE OF CALAIS, WE NEED MORE PEOPLE TO MONITOR/ FILM THE ARRESTS .
MANY ASSOCIATIONS AROUND FRANCE ARE SUPPORTING THE PEOPLE ARRESTED AND COMPLAINING ABOUT THESE ILLEGAL DISPERSALS.
ANOTHER WAY TO REDUCE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE IN THE JUNGLE IS TO OFFER ACCOMMODATION IN CENTRES AROUND FRANCE, EMPTY BUILDINGS ETC. OVER 700 ASYLUM SEEERS AND SOME PEOPLE WITH DUBLIN PAPERS HAVE GONE ALREADY LAST WEEK, AND ANOTHER 300 ARE ABOUT TO GO: THEY ARE NOT FORCED TO GO, BUT THE ACCOMMODATION IS OFTEN NOT VERY GOOD, AND THEY ARE NOT GIVEN MUCH TIME TO PREPARE TO MOVE. THE MAIN PROBLEM IS THAT THEY MAY BECOME ISOLATED, ESPECIALLY IF SENT TO A SMALL TOWN OR VILLAGE, AND NUMBERS OF REFUSALS ARE HIGH IN FRANCE, 74% ARE REFUSED AND NUMBERS OF REFUSALS ARE INCREASING. MANY ARE DEPORTED TO DUBLIN COUNTRIES, BUT THEY ARE ALSO TRYING TO DEPORT PEOPLE TO COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN INCLUDING COUNTRIES AT WAR LIKE SUDAN. The Sudanese are particularly targeted, maybe because they are more numerous, 4 Sudanese have been deported to Sudan and others are at risk of deportation.
THERE ARE MANY MORE THAN 6000 IN THE JUNGLE, 100 TO 150 PEOPLE PER DAY ARRIVE. LIVING CONDITIONS ARE TERRIBLE, IT S VERY COLD NOW AND THE PLACE IS TOO CROWDED. WITH MANY PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT NATIONS WHO DO NOT KNOW EACH OTHER RELATIONS ARE DIFFICULT. THE POLICE DO NOT HELP, THEY DO PATROLS IN THE JUNGLE EVERY DAY NOW WITH GUNS AND RIOT GEAR, BUT IF THERE IS A FIGHT THEY STAY OUTSIDE. POLICE ARE ONLY CAUSING MORE TENSIONS. THEY HAVE THROWN GAS AT THE ENTRANCE BY THE MOTORWAY AGAIN ON THE 02/11/15, FOR HOURS! HITTING WHERE PEOPLE ARE SLEEPING, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN. Report and video here: https://calaismigrantsolidarity.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/crs-fires-tear-gas-grenades-into-jungle-2112015/
THE TWO NGOs MEDICINS DU MONDE AND SECOURS CATHOLIQUE AND SOME PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE JUNGLE TOOK THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO COURT BECAUSE THE CONDITIONS IN THE CAMP ARE A VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, ASKING THAT ALL THE PEOPLE GET MOVED INTO HOUSES. BUT THE TRIBUANL OF LILLE ONLY ORDERED THAT THE GOVERNMENT BUILDS 10 MORE WATER POINTS, 50 MORE TOILETS, DO MORE RUBBISH COLLECTIONS. THEY ALSO ORDERED TO COUNT HOW MANY UNACCOMPANIED MINORS ARE IN THE JUNGLE.
MANY THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES CONTINUE TO ARRIVE IN EUROPE BECAUSE THE CAPITALISTS AND IMPERIALISTS ARE DESTROYING THEIR COUNTRIES, THEY HAVE CREATED THE BIGGEST REFUGEE CRISIS IN HISTORY AND THE EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS CAN ONLY THINK OF MORE REPRESSION, MORE DEPORTATIONS, MORE FENCES AND MORE PRISONS.
JOIN THE STRUGGLE FOR SAFE AND DIGNIFIED LIVING CONDITIONS, AGAINST DEPORTATIONS, AGAINST ALL PRISONS, FOR OPENING THE BORDERS!!! FREEDOM TO MOVE!!!
THE NEW CAMP! LET’S OPPOSE ITS CONSTRUCTION!!! HOMES NO CONTAINERS!!!