Independent report into conditions in Calais migrant camps outlines failure to meet recommended standards

Photo by Dr Thom Davies
Photo by Dr Thom Davies @ThomDavies

An independent report of the Calais migrant camps, the first of its kind, has confirmed the perilous conditions facing the occupants, which fail to meet the standards recommended by global authorities.

The preliminary findings of the University of Birmingham report, supported by Doctors of the World (Médicins du Monde) and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), outline the reality facing the men, women and children in the Calais camps.

The team of researchers, including IRiS Dr Arshad Isakjee, Dr Thom Davies and Dr Surindar Kishen Dhesi, found that the conditions in the informal refugee camp are significantly contributing to ill-health and injury.

Read the full report here.

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