Sudan Refugee: ‘I Don’t Feel Safe Here’

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Sudan Refugee: There are around a hundred small tents and tarpaulins. There are no toilets, nowhere to cook or wash clothes, just the smoke from a handful of fires. It’s home for hundreds of men and a handful of teenage boys who have fled war torn Sudan.

PARIS MARCH 9: It’s a world away from the Palace of Westminster, but if you want to gauge the impact of the government’s plans to stop small boat crossings, the windswept outskirts of Calais are a good place to start.

There are around a hundred small tents and tarpaulins pitched on wasteland between a supermarket and a haulage depot; a makeshift camp taking a battering from the relentless wind and rain.

There are no toilets, nowhere to cook or wash clothes, just the smoke from a handful of fires and a muddy brook filled with rubbish. It’s home, if you can call it that, for hundreds of men and a handful of teenage boys who have fled war torn Sudan, Sudan refugee.

Sudan has been the stage for prolonged conflicts and civil wars, as well as environmental changes, namely desertification. These forces have resulted not only in violence and famine but also the forced migration of large numbers of the Sudanese population, both inside and outside the country’s borders.

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