Two British citizens have chosen to live in one of Europe’s worst refugee camps because their family members have been denied entry to the UK.
They are living in ‘new jungle’ near Dunkirk, in northern France, which is home to 1,500 people, almost all of them Kurds, fleeing war, poverty and persecution in Iraq.
The conditions in the camp are appalling. When the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn MP visited the camp a few weeks ago, he urged the UK and other European Union countries to do more for refugees.
“We have got people here who have been here for months, if not longer than that, with no proper education, no access to doctors, no access to dentists, limited access to food – in very cold, very wet conditions.
“These conditions are a disgrace anywhere. We as human beings have to reach out to fellow human beings.” Mr Corbyn said.
“This is probably the worst place I’ve been in covering the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East,” said Patrick Kingsley, Guardian migration correspondent.
Watch the video to find out why these two British citizens have decided to live in one of Europe’s worst refugee camps.