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‘We thank your government for our full pockets’ – Calais smugglers speak
As the UK pours millions into security measures, migrants say the gangs who control the Channel just get more powerful

Mathilda Mallinson

10, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'Like torture’: Calais police accused of continued migrant rights abuses
Relentless and escalating programme of refugee evictions amounts to a campaign of harassment, say activists

Peter Yeung in Calais

13, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'Maybe we will reach the UK or maybe we will die in the sea,’ say asylum seekers
The loss of an Iranian family in the Channel has renewed calls for a legal route to the UK

Michael Safi, Akhtar Mohammad Makoii and Diane Taylor

29, Oct, 2020 @5:45 PM

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'I was shocked by everything': an asylum seeker on arriving at Kent intake unit
29-year-old spent two days at centre after being rescued from dinghy

Diane Taylor

23, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Behind the Channel crossings: migrant stories of life or death in tiny inflatables
Two refugees’ efforts to reach Dover reflect persecution in Sudan and rising tensions over migrants in Europe

Zeinab Mohammed Salih, Diane Taylor and Jamie Grierson

20, Aug, 2020 @8:41 PM

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The Guardian view on migrant deaths: hard hearts are cause for alarm | Editorial
Editorial: There is no single answer to the many questions raised by refugees. But the UK must hold on to its humanity


20, Aug, 2020 @6:33 PM

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Calais-based volunteers condemn UK for death of Sudanese teenager
Government has failed to provide routes for refugees from northern France, says Clare Moseley of Care4Calais

Diane Taylor

19, Aug, 2020 @5:32 PM

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Calais key to helping asylum seekers | Letter
Letter: Establishing an office in France to process asylum applications would allow the UK to take its fair share of refugees without putting lives at risk at sea, writes Mary Harvey


13, Aug, 2020 @4:23 PM

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A challenge for the home secretary
Brief letters: Priti Patel | Dawn Butler | Refugees | Nagasaki | Guardian readers | Pronouns


10, Aug, 2020 @4:34 PM

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'If I die, that is OK': the Calais refugees with nowhere to turn
Why asylum seekers are resorting to desperate measures to reach the ‘better, fairer’ UK

Harriet Grant in Calais

09, Aug, 2020 @10:25 PM

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Covid-19 spreading quickly through refugee camps, warn Calais aid groups
With over 1,000 refugees and migrants left without proper sanitation, water supplies or food there is no way to contain virus, say volunteers

Annie Kelly

09, Apr, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Calais refugees aim to reach UK to escape coronavirus lockdown
About 2,100 migrants in northern France are fearful of being dispersed to new centres

Diane Taylor and Kim Willsher

29, Mar, 2020 @6:43 PM

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