Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Juma, a 25-year-old from the Baglan region of Afghanistan who arrived in the tent city last month af
170 people have applied for asylum in Calais since June many are unwilling to, convinced -- rightly, say aid groups -- that Britain offers fairer treatment to would-be refugees.
He believes the spike suggests Paris and London reached a "deal" to clear the jungle of migrants before closing it down for good. Opposite the tent city's makeshift mosque, surrounded by pink geraniums in well-kept planters, white sheets flutter between poles with messages in French and Pashtun for the French authorities.