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A year after 27 drowned crossing the channel, migrants still suffer in Calais
Asylum-seekers sleep rough, forge friendships and withstand harassment from police as they seek passage to the UK

Dan Sabbagh in Calais. Photographs by Abdulmonam Eassa

24, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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P&O Ferries suspends passenger services across Channel over Easter
Suspension of Dover-Calais sailings adds to wider travel disruption across UK on bank holiday weekend

Kalyeena Makortoff

14, Apr, 2022 @8:34 AM

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Gove bids to end Ukrainian refugee chaos with £350 ‘cash for rooms’ offer
Patel humiliated after fortnight of failure, while experts warn the accommodation scheme carries risks

Toby Helm Political editor and Mark Townsend Home affairs editor

12, Mar, 2022 @10:30 PM

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‘We just want to be safe’: visa waits and frustration of Ukrainians in Calais
Refugees describe bureaucratic hurdles and uncertainty after exhausting journeys across Europe

Amelia Gentleman in Calais

10, Mar, 2022 @6:50 PM

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Ukrainians denied entry to UK despite being eligible for visa
British citizens trying to bring their families to the UK are grappling bureaucracy in Paris despite new visa rules

Diane Taylor

28, Feb, 2022 @3:11 PM

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Afghans risk dying in freezing temperatures in Calais, charities warn
People who fled Taliban are starting to arrive in northern France in hope of reaching UK

Diane Taylor

10, Jan, 2022 @1:30 PM

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Channel crossing tragedy: Priti Patel offers joint patrols with France – as it happened
UK home secretary addressed Commons after 27 people – including at least one pregnant woman and three children - drown off UK coast

Sarah Marsh (now); Damien Gayle , Samantha Lock, Tom Ambrose and Caroline Davies (earlier)

25, Nov, 2021 @5:22 PM

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Choose Love cutting back Calais funding shows the limits of celebrity philanthropy | Daniel Trilling
Blame not the rich and famous for their charity efforts – but governments for refusing to provide basic aid, says writer Daniel Trilling

Daniel Trilling

22, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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UK and France reach agreement to ‘prevent 100% of Channel crossings’
Joint statement says authorities are determined to make the route ‘unviable’ for migrants entering the UK from France

Rajeev Syal, Kim Willsher and Jedidajah Otte

15, Nov, 2021 @11:28 PM

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Refugee aid in northern France at risk as Choose Love ends funding
Celebrity-backed funder pulls support from seven frontline charities helping migrants as winter approaches

Diane Taylor

03, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Life, death and limbo in the Calais ‘Jungle’ – five years after its demolition
The refugee camp became notorious in 2015, as 1 million people fled war and danger to come to Europe. Years after it was demolished, 2,000 migrants are still waiting there, at the centre of a political storm

Diane Taylor. Photographs by Graeme Robertson

02, Nov, 2021 @1:09 PM

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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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