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Tindar in Calais

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 09.14.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Tindar is an Italian artist who was born in Rome in 1986. He is haunted by the question of tracks, traces, and impressions. Give me a friend, he seem...

Refugees Use Scraps To Build Houses That Remind Them Of Home

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.30.2016 | Impact

Refugees, who have left their homes behind, often have to create makeshift ones along the road, using any materials they can find. In his photo series...

'The Jungle': Stories From A Transient Refugee Settlement

Gillian Zinser | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Gillian Zinser

'The Jungle' is the infamous nickname given to the transient refugee settlement in Calais, France. This makeshift slum-labyrinth is one of the biggest migrant camps in Europe and has been 'home' to an estimated 6,000 people from all over the Middle East and Northern Africa who have fled their war-torn countries and hope to make it to the UK and apply for asylum there.

I Volunteered in a Refugee Camp. These Are The Stories You Won't See on TV.

Chelsea Roff | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Chelsea Roff

Nearly 60 million people around the globe are displaced from their homes due to war, conflict, and persecution. That's the highest number ever on reco...

Share The Word: Global Art Project Turns Slums Into Creative Hubs

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 03.15.2016 | Good News
Bibbi Abruzzini

Slums: crumbling overcrowded shanties, often a labyrinth of clichés in misery and inadequate housing. Locals and foreigners view slums as no trespass...

What the Last Generation of Refugees in Olof Palme's Sweden Can Teach Europe Today

George Papandreou | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
George Papandreou

ATHENS, Greece -- Europe can, and must, prepare for the return of so many who will be called upon to rebuild destroyed societies. Crucially, they will become the architects and engineers of new societies that can withstand the authoritarianism of dictators, fundamentalists and populists.

Homes In Calais' Refugee Camp Reveal Stories, Hopes and Dreams

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.29.2016 | World

Photos taken inside the living spaces of migrants and refugees in the Calais "Jungle" show inhabitants' efforts to make themselves a home away from ho...

Refugees Fight With Police As Their Homes In The 'Jungle' Are Razed

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.29.2016 | World

Things in Calais are escalating quickly, police about to tear gas #CalaisJungle pic.twitter.com/SDmoB9WSbg— Sofia Bettiza (@SofiaBettiza) February 2...

French Court Upholds Calais Refugee Camp's Partial Demolition

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.25.2016 | World

CALAIS, France (Reuters) - A French judge on Thursday upheld a government plan to partially demolish a shanty town for migrants trying to reach Britai...

Why Jeremy Corbyn and Angela Merkel Are Wrong About Compassion

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
Christina Patterson

In the months since Merkel's welcome, barbed wire fences have gone up across Europe. More men, women and children have climbed into boats. It took a photo of a dead toddler to trigger a wave of what you could call compassion. The trouble is that compassion isn't the same as a policy. And there doesn't seem to be all that much doubt that the policy has failed.

Banksy Criticizes Use Of Tear Gas On Refugees In New Mural

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 01.25.2016 | World

British street artist Banksy has painted a new controversial piece calling out the French government for its mistreatment of refugees in the infamous ...

This Is The Horrific Squalor Refugees Endure In France

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.20.2016 | World

DUNKIRK, France -- Crowds of men jumped and pushed each other, as they scrambled for one precious pair of new rain boots from a tiny truckload that a ...

How to Ensure European Refugee Camps Don't Become Permanent

J. J. Mitchell | Posted 01.16.2016 | World
J. J. Mitchell

One of the paradoxes of the Calais camp lays in the struggle to accommodate its refugees. How does a refugee camp of 7,000 migrants situated in a developed country like France compare relative to other humanitarian crises?

'The Jungle': Christmas in a Refugee Camp, with Pussy Riot

Masha Alekhina | Posted 12.30.2015 | World
Masha Alekhina

If we in Europe call humanity one of our fundamental values, ​​then we cannot leave the people who are turning to us for help to freeze in the field.

Bernie and Immigration: Reclaiming the Concept of "Open Borders"

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 12.19.2015 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

It is to be hoped that in the long-term, Bernie's "political revolution" will give rise to a more inclusive and internationalist spirit, thus challenging the limited confines and debates which have so recently clouded meaningful discourse.

Syrian Refugees Apparently Have A New Ally: Banksy

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.11.2015 | Arts

He's no terrorist. He's Steve Jobs. And he stars in a piece of street art that appeared recently at an informal refugee camp in Calais, France, and ha...

Former Child Refugee Wants To Help Solve Europe's Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

Gulwali Passarlay was just 12 years old when he and his brother left Afghanistan's Nangahar province in 2006 to escape the Taliban. The Taliban targe...

U.K. Nonprofit Sends Caravans To Calais To Protect Refugees This Winter

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

Temperatures in chilly Calais, France, are expected to plummet this winter, but the thousands of migrants and refugees inhabiting the area still have ...

Hope And Humanity In The Jungle Of Calais

Pioneers for Change | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

We eat the best meal I have while in France in Afghanistan. We sit inside the Afghan kitchen eating delicious aromatic spiced rice and beans while talking to a French volunteer who's been helping in the camp for one and a half years.

The Refugee And Migrant Crisis In Calais Never Really Stopped

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

The death of an unnamed 20-year-old Iraqi man at the border tunnel between France and Britain is the latest tragedy in a long-standing refugee and mig...

Social Change: Working With the Inner and Outer Dimensions of Self Organization

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Less than three weeks ago I posted on my personal Facebook page that I wanted to get a van filled with supplies to deliver to refugees in "The Jungle," Calais, hopeful that a few of my friends would be able to help me.

The Magical Solution to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Alex Sumner | Posted 09.05.2016 | Religion
Alex Sumner

Religious leaders across the world have been calling on people to pray for the fate of refugees, whose plight has become a major issue in Europe, the Middle East and Africa recently. However, I decided not to resort to prayer, but take a different approach, to wit: Sorcery.

How A Library For Calais Migrants Is Bringing Poetry To The 'Jungle'

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

The residents of the “Jungle” -- the makeshift camp of refugees in Calais, France -- may be living amid squalor, but they are dreaming of poetry. ...

Les Miserables in Calais

Laura Paull | Posted 08.20.2016 | Travel
Laura Paull

People fleeing conflicts in the Mideast and Africa are thronging the French coastal city of Calais, desperate to make the crossing into the imagined paradise of England. Meanwhile, a strike by French ferry workers is critically slowing traffic both ways through the important Eurotunnel.

While The UK Panicked Over Calais Migrants, Hundreds Of Others Died At Sea

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...