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REFUGIES CAMPS IN NORTH OF FRANCE

At the end of automn 2015, I spent severals weeks with refugies in the main refugies camps in North of France as the famous "Jungle" of Calais, Grande Synthe and Norrent Fontes. Embed with the french NGO "Gynecology Without Borders" (GSF), I wanted to see and to share how families arrived after few months and thousands of kilometers with babies in arms or even worst, pregnant women could live in these very hard conditions of living in these camps. How do they manage this huge and terrible migration from countries in war and poor to their arrival in France in the hope to reach England.

These are they stories...
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At night, some people are leaving the camps to try their luck in Britain by crossing the Channel Tunnel near the French port city of Calais.  Most of them speak English and believe their chances at a better life are higher in Britain.

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On a cardboard on the ground, we can read the dates of entry in crossed countries.

On the 1st line : 04/02/2015, date of exit from Sudan.

On the 2nd line : 08/02/2015, date of entry into Libya.
On the 3rd line : 10/07/2015, date of entry into Europe.

On the 4th line : 25/07/2015, date of entry in France.
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The french NGO "Gynecology Without Borders" (GSF) marauding in the camp of Grande Synthe. They take time to meet families, especially women and young, to know how they feel, if they need any help, any medical consultation or cares and also if they are victims of violence in the camps. GSF provides also some basic necessities concerning women intimacy.

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The little Oscar in his star pattern pyjama with his parents in their tent in the camp of Grande Synthe on December 2015. 

Oscar almost passed away few weeks ago because of a hypothermia.

Few weeks after restoring his health at the hospital, the living conditions are not better in the camp, as winter with its cold rains approaches.

While the coming days are being colder and colder, the NGO "GSF" decide to place the family in a short-term social accommodation provided by the city.  

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Below in this short video, some footages taken in automn 2015 while photographing, which show how hard conditions of living you find in the "Jungle" of Calais.

SHORT FILM


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