Migrants Trying to Reach U.K. Endure Hell of ‘The Jungle’ in Calais

Cassandra Vinograd, NBC News, November 6, 2014

One of the first signs something is not right are the clothes–they’re everywhere. Worn and often tattered, they hang to dry on trees, fences, bushes, train tracks and any surface lining the otherwise normal road.

Stepping off that two-lane road into a seemingly impenetrable forest takes you straight out of France and into “The Jungle.” It is here, in the port city of Calais, that hundreds who’ve fled war-torn circles of hell find themselves stuck in another.

Mohammed Fakhridein sat on the edge of his tent, waiting for night to fall so he can try–as he does every night–to conceal himself under a truck that will cross the English Channel and escape the trash-strewn encampment he’s called home for three months.

“Everything in England is comfortable–not like Sudan,” Fakhridein says of the country he fled. “The war destroyed everything for my family.”

After making his way to Libya and undertaking a dangerous ocean crossing, Fakhridein is desperate to keep going.

“What is this,” he said, pointing to the broken eggshells, discarded tins, battered shoes and crude fire before him. He said his small tent–made for one–often sleeps up to four fellow migrants. He often rummages through restaurant garbage bins for food.

“In France, we are suffering from staying in this forest,” he said. “The weather is very cold–no water for shower, no water for toilet, no water for everything. We need to go to England.”


The migrants in Calais are a patchwork of global turmoil: Syrians desperate to start new lives away from the bombs raining down on Damascus, refugees from Sudan’s Darfur, Afghans fleeing their nation’s decade-long conflict, political asylum-seekers from Eritrea and Ethiopia.

On a recent afternoon, about a dozen young men lined a small path leading down to a filthy, tire-strewn canal. They waited patiently for their turn to strip down to underwear and wash themselves with the help of broken plastic jugs then scrub their worn clothes.

This is the closest many come to a shower in Calais–part of a burgeoning crisis aid agencies warn is inhumane and unsustainable. The U.N. refugee agency in September sounded an alarm about the worsening humanitarian situation, noting that a record number of arrivals across the Mediterranean Sea over the past five months has “dramatically” increased the number of migrants taking shelter in the port city.


The mayor of Calais has pleaded for urgent action, saying that the number of migrants in her city has reached 2,500 and the local population also is suffering.

“We need to do something now,” Mayor Natacha Bouchart told a committee of British lawmakers last week. “It is an international human tragedy. It is also a human tragedy for the population of Calais who for 15 years have been suffering for others. We think that the problem is going to get worse anyway so we need to do something to contain it.”

Bouchart also laid some blame on the U.K. for having an “attractive regime” that appeals to desperate migrants.

“These people are prepared to die to come to England,” Bouchart added. “You really need to take your responsibility; if you have conditions that are attractive to migrants you need to think about changing those.”


Like nearly all of the migrants dotting the landscape of Calais, Omar believes he has a better chance finding work in England than in France. For one, there is the language: he and many of the others already speak English. Learning French takes time–which many migrants feel they don’t have.


Most migrants in Calais also believe it will be quicker to get work papers in England. Just ask Karam Hassan Hassan.

“In England, once I go, it will be very easy for me, you know, to get my papers there,” the 26-year-old told NBC News. “They will give me a house, a place to stay . . . This is not possible here in France. I have to stay outside, homeless.”



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  • Oil Can Harry

    These Third World invaders aren’t “enduring Hell”, theyre importing it.

    • Ron Cheaters

      My thoughts exactly when I read the conditions of their makeshift camp:

      ““What is this,” he said, pointing to the broken eggshells, discarded tins, battered shoes and crude fire before him.”

      Dare I say, the campsite looks a lot like Liberia and the people in the photo look like they’re at home.

      If you go litter your own campsites like you littered your own country, I suppose they believe the English will pick up after them.. and they likely will.

    • Guest


  • superlloyd

    Useless parasites that know they cannot build civilisation yet demand to be feted and cosseted for doing nothing because they are our equals, or have been told they are.

  • So the mystery meat of the third world created the third world in their own native lands.

    Now they’re converting Calais, France into the third world.

    As they anxiously await transit to England to turn England into the third world.

    Or, better yet, they’ll be future Prime Minister material according to David CaMORON.

    I’m just waiting for some Afghan to offend some Eritrean, then all of Calais will go up in flames.

  • OS-Q

    Where is the French government? In this country if a bunch of white Americans built a 2,500 person strong shanty-town in the woods they would catch hell from countless, well-armed, alphabet soup agencies.

    • Luca

      Apparently you haven’t been to L.A. They have a nice little section of town called “Skid Row”. The things I have seen down there are not to be believed.

      • Katherine McChesney

        That area is called the ‘nickel’. Wealth is gentrifying that area. Many of the homeless are now in Santa Monica and other beach communities.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Nothing a couple of helicopter gunships and a cordon of gendarmes couldn’t clean up.

    • none of your business

      If they were White Americans the campsites would be closed down: black Americans maybe. But immigrants?? Never

  • IstvanIN

    It is an invasion and should be met with force. Any Frenchman who disagrees is a collaborator and should be treated as such.

  • OyVey00

    They should all be deported to Israel to enrich the chosen people with their superior black genes.

    • benvad

      That’s exactly where they should sent. Is gladly dump them in Egypt by the boat load and especially Saudi Arabia or Pakistan wherever but White countries.

  • France knows how to treat the parasites. England and the US should follow suit.

    The real alternative that France seems not to want to take is to ship them back to Africa on a boat called The African Queen, with equally unpleasant living conditions. Drop them on the African shore with a warning that they’ll be shot on sight if they try to come back.

    • Anglo

      You and I think alike!

    • ckmariner

      I agree.

    • SentryattheGate

      After all, there is expected to be >1 BILLION Afreakans within the next few decades, and expected to have 3-4 times the birthrate of the rest of the world!

  • superlloyd

    “In England, once I go, it will be very easy for me, you know, to get my papers there,” the 26-year-old told NBC News. “They will give me a house, a place to stay ”

    Unfortunately, the negro is right. Britain’s governing classes are collectively insane.

    • Luca

      What misguided Liberals think of as good intentions, are nothing but the building blocks of their own destruction.

    • Magician

      Look how intelligent the men look in the photo above. I am sure that they will be extremely important, indispensable and useful parts of the U.K. society at some point in the not so distant future.

      UK is the most generous country in this world when it comes to giving black migrants free everything.

      And also, UK is the country where white women love black men most in this world.

      Whenever a white American woman is murdered or suffers a very violent attack in the hands of a black man, she is not relevant to the criminal in any way.
      (Eve Carson) and the ones who do date outside his or her race tend to be rather obese or unattractive.

      But when a white U.K. woman is murdered, or suffers a very violent attack, such as an attack with acid, the victim is very frequently the criminal’s own girlfriend or wife. Katie Piper worked as a model before she was attacked with the acid in the face by her own black boyfriend. You know how painful it is to be attacked with acid in the face, as well as instantly and permanently ruining a model’s career.

      And what once again shocked me was, Piper is dating yet another black man at the moment, and now pregnant with that man’s black seed.

  • JohnEngelman

    Those people bring with them the social dysfunction they try to escape.

    • benvad

      It’s in their DNA. Wouldnt be easier to send economic and political/judicial/law enforcement missionaries to govern their lands. They’ll get the western benefits without having to leave home.

      I think that’s what Australia does with it’s client basket case States?

      • Petronius

        European countries used to send them all that stuff.

        They called us “imperialists” and threw us out.

        • SentryattheGate

          And foreign aid $$$$ and food aid and medical aid and USAID for education etc, etc, etc!

  • Luca

    Check out the original article. These Africans are turning their living area into a street scene straight out of Monrovia Liberia, or Detroit, or Haiti.

  • StillModerated

    In France, we are suffering from staying in this forest,” he said. “The
    weather is very cold–no water for shower, no water for toilet, no water
    for everything. We need to go to England.

    That’s right keep complaining, boy. The Vinograds of this world will always broadcast your vicissitudes. In Sudan you had no water, and no toilet. Why is it a problem in France? Sudan was warm at least, and you can catch fish in the Nile. And the English will make you pay the water bill.

  • je suis paganisme

    La pauvre merde de la terre, dans la belle France, à Calais—quelle horreur!

    L’Anglais est fou, et ceci arrive parce que de lui.

    • ckmariner

      ” à cause de lui”

      • je suis paganisme

        Monsieur! Vous avez raison, hawnh, hawnh!

        J’étudie le français depuis cinq ans. Les gens de la France—je ne sais pas, mais la langue est très belle.

  • Tim

    From what I’ve heard, the French are going to build a migrant center
    a few miles away from Calais, a.k.a. sweep this fiasco under the

    What they should do is get their act together and send them back to where they came from. There is no other sane action. A few decades ago they wouldn’t have given it a second thought. The migrants wouldn’t even have reached that far! This would have been a non-story about nonexistent camps with nonexistent third worlders.

    How can they allow these people to sequester one of their cities and its inhabitants?

    And why is the Italian Navy bringing them here instead of dropping them off back in Africa?

    There have been protests in several European cities against this invasion but politicians just keep at it. Sort of like emperor Barry in America.

    This is not going to end well. And hopefully the people behind this genocide will be swinging from a rope when all of this is over.

  • NYB

    The only thing missing is someone to ask them the obvious: “what moral right do you think you have to invite yourself into the English people’s home?”

    This question is never, ever asked, not by documentary filmmakers, or journalists, or fact-finding politicians.

    They know the indefensible responses would be too infuriating, and would strip away any pretense of humility or gratitude.

  • benvad

    Capture them and drown them in the Atlantic and film it as a warning to other parasites.

  • LHathaway

    This makes no sense to me. Is it some kind of show to convince the people of France that ‘everything is going OK, in France’. We’re not giving in to them?

  • Katherine McChesney

    Um…..I don’t care. I have no sympathy for these people. Just like I have no sympathy for anyone south of the U.S. border.

  • LeonNJ

    Marine Le Pen needs to go there with a baseball bat.

  • james AZ

    send klanmen there soon

  • Pearl

    Obviously, France should give the apartments in the banlieues that were built to help people after the wars.

    “The war destroyed everything for my family.”

    I don’t doubt it, but the war in his country has been over for a long time. It isn’t as if the French and English have not been through devastating wars. When it ends, you start picking up the pieces and move on- slowly and bit by bit.

    That’s how it goes. None of these people owe them post war comfort.

  • Gary John 金白龍

    Society is a racial construct. This needs to be repeated again and again.

  • KenelmDigby

    I’m making no exaggeration here. I’m merely stating what is the truth and reality of life in the UK. Once these distinctly unwelcome invaders actually get to set foot in Britain – which they assuredly will – they will be *entitled* to basic government provided accommodation. As time progresses, the UK government WILL eventually take them out of their temporary hostel and will give them a rent free ‘council house or flat’, which are, in fact, built to high standards of construction and facility – infinitely better than anything they’d ever get at home.
    The council house will be theirs, unequivocally, for life, which in their case could well be 60 or 70 years. What’s more they are fully entitled to pass it on to one descendant. Likely they will have it rent-free or at a massively reduced discount.
    In the UK, which has a population of 60 million, no fewer than 5 million persons are on the waiting list for a council property. People have been waiting for periods of 5 to 10 years for a council property. Indigenous Britons who have worked, whose parents have worked and who have paid an enormous amount of tax, but who cannot afford the UK’s extremely high housing costs are habitually put right at the end of the waiting list.
    Immigrants are given priority.

  • AmericanCitizen

    Is anyone surprised Marine LePen and her Nationalistic political movement is gaining ground weekly?

  • Soon all White countries will be a 3rd world hell hole if the invaders keep coming.
    Stop rewarding illegal aliens and they will stop coming.

    White people need a country of their own.

  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    Oh boy, so now they want to go to England and add to the thrid world trash already there. I bet they will be committing crimes tehre and if nothing is given, they will pull the race card. typical negroes.

  • Yves Vannes

    Calais is a million miles from Paris in terms of culture. Calais is a very working class part of France. It has always voted for the socialists – as factory workers (ouvrier d’usine) do everywhere in France. In 2014 it went solidly National Front. The socialists who used to call their base the “heart and soul’ of the nation – now refer to them as “sens dents” (without teeth – boobs and illiterates) Bet they stay FN. Le Pen has as good a shot as anyone in becoming the next PM. Hollande has an approval rating of 12%. His gov will probably collapse again.

    The only way she can lose it is if her father goes off on one of his senile rants and muddies the water.

  • me

    The White races don’t ‘owe’ any other races anything. Period.