This video shows Zita Holbourne and other activists from Britain visiting the Calais refugee camp in France on 19 September 2015.
By Zita Holbourne in Britain:
Fighting for survival in the Calais jungle
Thursday 18th February 2016
ZITA HOLBOURNE explains how she and fellow black activists have overcome racist border guards, obstructive officials and a lack of funds in order to bring desperately needed aid to the refugees in Calais and Dunkirk
FOR the past six months Black Activists Rising Against Cuts (Barac UK) has been carrying out humanitarian work to support refugees in Calais stuck in limbo living in inhumane conditions in the shanty town there. It’s known as the “Jungle” but many refugees we have met find that term derogatory.
On our first visit we joined a peaceful march in Calais organised by local charities, refugees and anti-racist organisations from Britain.
We took aid and gave…
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