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Working in Calais

"I had no training, yet was refusing shoes to people in sodden socks because they were the wrong age"

By Frank Andrews  

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Over the weekend, as the French authorities moved in, the jungle closed to the vast majority of volunteers who decided to stay in Calais. We’re here in the town, working in the warehouses. But we know little about what’s happening inside the camp now, to the young people we have spent our time teaching or to those we have come to view as friends.

I came to the jungle three weeks ago on the recommendation of…

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