Posted by: unhcragd | October 30, 2009

“Nightmare Neverland” Afghan Refugee Children in France

This from’s Una Vera:

Last month, French authorities razed an Afghan refugee camp known as “the jungle” in the town of Calais. Yes, you read that correctly: an Afghan refugee camp in France. Hundreds of mostly adolescent boys and young men living in the Calais woods were driven from their shanties during an early-morning police raid. Some were placed in detention, others scattered.

Now, Deutsche Welle reports: “The result is that downtown Calais has become a kind of nightmarish Neverland – with mostly under-age Afghan migrants, some as young as 12, taking refuge under its bridges and in its parks.”

Critics say the action has left one group of immigrants particularly at risk – children.


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