Roberts, Ellie

Ellie Roberts
1 October 2016Feature

Ellie Roberts reports from the refugee camp in Calais

Migrants and volunteers outside a cafe in the Jungle Photo: Gill Knight

Owen and I have just spent three weeks volunteering in the refugee camp in Calais, France, working with two grassroots organisations – Care4Calais and Auberge/Help Refugees – which provide most of the food, clothes, shelter and other support the camp receives.

The media often refers to the camp as the ‘Jungle’, a name which some I spoke to rejected because it makes them feel as if the world sees them…