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Aid Workers Under Pressure in Calais

Expand Migrants in Calais gather in the rain for a clothing distribution in an industrial zone on the outskirts of Calais, France.  © Futuro Berg/Help Refugees, October 2017 It was mid-morning in late June, but the warehouse in Calais was dark, cold, and drafty. I sat on the ground with “Marie,” a tall, slim French woman in her early twenties. Bent forward with a look of concentration, she described how the French police are not only harassing the hundreds of migrants in Calais, they are targeting aid workers too. “They put pressure, stopping what we are doing.” Marie is one of dozens of aid…

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