The Jungle, Calais: “The best and worst of humanity in one place”

The Jungle refugee camp, Calais

Migration podcast It Can Be Done returns for its second episode, continuing the story of a team of lawyers, activists and organisers who come together to reunite children in Calais refugee camp, the jungle, with their families in the UK.

During the summer of 2015 thousands of refugees found themselves trapped in the “jungle”, an unofficial camp in Calais, France.

Two English lawyers travelled to the jungle and were shocked to discover unaccompanied children living in unsafe, squalid conditions.

In the second episode of It Can Be Done, a Syrian businessman discovers the harsh reality of life in the jungle, a British community organiser is moved to visit Calais and tries to help, and lawyers look to European Union asylum law for a solution.

Listen on SoundCloud.

(Listen to episode one here.)

Podcast by The Migrants’ Law Project

Interviews, script and production: Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi
Production and editing: Simone Lai
All additional music in episode 2 by Blue DotCC BY-NC 4.0

Theme music from the Stone Flowers album, Ngunda, provided with permission from Music Action International. Stone Flowers are a refugee torture survivor collective from around the world who meet regularly to write, share and perform songs to raise awareness about human rights abuses and to connect audiences in a positive and uplifting way. The programme is delivered with Music Action International who create life-changing music with people affected by war, torture and persecution.