Stuck In The Mud: Fighting Broken Promises For The Children Of Calais

The door was open, a little bit at least. So we set about using Ahmad’s list and, child by child, referring them to the lawyers. This was painstaking work. Children disappear all the time in Calais – in March a swathe of the camp was violently demolished by the police and 129 children disappeared. Meanwhile the family reunification system we were trying to navigate the children through changed every week. New forms, different appointments, varying time between steps.

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