Jess Hurd

Photographer
Posts Tagged ‘France’

Evicted – Jungle Homes

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As the riot police marched through the refugee camp with guns, tear gas and batons, the eviction of the Calais Jungle began. Before fires started breaking out and smoke engulfed the camp I documented how people had left their homes and belongings as they quickly left. One man, still so proud despite everything washed his pots and pans before he left.

Calais Jungle Eviction

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Jungle Camp Tear Gas

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Jungle Fires

Smoke from fires illuminates the Eritrean Church after a tear gas battle with police in the Jungle refugee camp, Calais, France. © Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk Tel: 01789-262151/07831-121483   info@reportdigital.co.uk   NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

Smoke from fires illuminates the Eritrean Church after a tear gas battle with police in the Jungle refugee camp, Calais, France.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk
Tel: 01789-262151/07831-121483
info@reportdigital.co.uk
NUJ recommended terms & conditions apply. Moral rights asserted under Copyright Designs & Patents Act 1988. Credit is required. No part of this photo to be stored, reproduced, manipulated or transmitted by any means without permission.

Mother’s Day – Giving Birth in the Calais Jungle

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We spoke to Amir living with his wife Maryam and their three-month-old child Rosie, nicknamed ‘The Jungle Baby’, in a tiny caravan donated by a UK aid charity, on the southern side of the refugee camp in Calais known at the Jungle, the side due for eviction.

They had been in the camp seven months. They had fled Iran and tried to reach the UK, but after Amir suffered illnesses that led to time in hospital and Maryam becoming heavily pregnant they became stranded.

Amir was Muslim and Maryam a Christian. When asked what religion Rosie would be, Amir gestured up and down with his hand, cutting Rosie down the middle from head to toe, “She will be half and half,” he laughed.

When Rosie was born at the local hospital, Amir claimed the French authorities forced him to register for asylum in France, saying if he did not they would take his baby away and give her to another family.

“They said they would not let me take my baby back to the Jungle,” Amir said.

Amir claimed the authorities said his family would be helped and given a small room if he registered. Amir said the room was tiny, far too small for the three of them, but at least it was not the Jungle.

“We finished the asylum process, did the finger prints, then the government told us to go back and live in the Jungle,” Amir said.

Rosie was also hospitalised for 40 days, suffering Whooping Cough and had only recently recovered. Amir said without the help of the English volunteers in the camp, Rosie would have surely died.

We asked Maryam what they needed and she replied, “warm clothes for Rosie”.

With the eviction looming Amir said was unsure what they would do.

“As refugees where are we supposed to go?” he asked.

© Jason N. Parkinson / © Jess Hurd

Sunday Herald article on the eviction; “The Battle of Calais”

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Calais Jungle Eviction

Jungle Refugees Stitch Mouths

Dunkirk Refugees Squalid Conditions

Jungle Pre-Eviction

Calais Jungle Eviction

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Jungle refugees stitch mouths

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Dunkirk Refugees Squalid Conditions

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60 UK Teachers Volunteer In Jungle Camp

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CORRECTION

Around 60 trade unionists, of them 30 UK teachers give up their half term holiday to teach refugees in the Calais Jungle. The school, Ecole Laïque du Chemin des Dunes has been built by volunteers in the makeshift camp and is under imminent threat of demolition by French authorities. Calais, France.

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Jungle Pre-Eviction Photo-Gallery

See Jason N. Parkinson’s video here

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Jungle Pre-Eviction

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Calais – Open The Border

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Migrant protest demands that the UK open the border at the Eurostar Calais Terminal. That refugees are not animals and should not have to like in squalid conditions in the Calais camp known as “The Jungle”. France.

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Calais Sunday Service

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We Are Not Animals!

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Calais Migrants Last Supper

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Calais migrants living in bitter conditions queue for the last food provided by Salam. French authorities have instructed the charity to stop distributing food on the street with threats the police will enforce the order. The refugees, fleeing poverty and war in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Eritrea and Sudan are living rough in the “jungle” because they were pushed out of the town centre by the police. A new “Sangatte” centre has been opened but it is viewed with suspicion by the refugees and is in a remote area, far from the centre of Calais.

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Paris Unity March

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Je suis Charlie Hebdo unity march after the shooting of cartoonists in the attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices, Paris.

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Shot on commission for the National Union of Journalists

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Calais Refugee Crisis

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Hundreds of refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Africa shelter in makeshift camps, prior to an eviction planned by French authorities in Calais, France.

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