A hundred migrants are currently camping in the Dunes area, in a wood between the port of Calais and residential areas. Since Thursday, major brawls have broken out between Sudanese and Eritrean communities. A struggle of territory to find a place to settle and sleep.
" There were fights, the police arrived on time, it was a relief when they arrived, " says a migrant. " We always have a problem finding a place, " says another. " There is no security , here is the law of the jungle. "
Migrant camp in Calais - 26/11/2019 / © DENIS CHARLET / AFP
"The places where they have the opportunity to live are shrinking"
In this area of the city, police evictions are daily. Every morning, these exiles have to move their tents but return tirelessly once the police forces have left. A game of cat and mouse that deplore the associations that help migrants in Calais. They denounce a pressure put on by the authorities.
" The places where (exiles) have the opportunity to live are shrinking," says Hugo Diehl, of Human Rights Observer. " So they are always looking for a new place to live, that can be an explanation . "