5 YEARS AFTER THE JUNGLE (France)
November 2016, the Calais "jungle", Europe's largest shantytown, was evacuated. Five years on, the exiles on their way to Great Britain are still there, and encampments regularly spring up between Calais and Grande-Synthe. The only change is that the police dismantle them every few days to prevent them from becoming fixed points and creating a new "jungle". It's a tried-and-tested method which, despite the health crisis "works" in the eyes of the authorities, who again evicted hundreds of migrants from Grande-Synthe on Tuesday. But that doesn't mean the exiles have disappeared. Five years after the "jungle", the situation hasn't changed that much. changed. On the contrary, living conditions have deteriorated still further, and the widespread passage and and the ensuing tragedies have multiplied. The state of affairs is appalling. Dialogue between the associations and the prefecture, while exiles are relentlessly hunted down, wherever they may be. A precarious si This precarious situation makes it difficult to gather testimonies, as suspicion is rife among would-be exiles.