We finally received confirmation that an eviction of the 800+ people living in the main settlement in Grande-Synthe will take place soon. After a court hearing in Lille, the eviction that will remove the camp surrounding the emergency shelter has been ordered without delay.
If I am honest I have never really cared too much - it wasn’t my cause, I used to get jealous of the situation with refugees as it took mum away from us. But a couple of years ago she took me and my younger sister to Paris to see the difficulties there, then she said if u wanted to come I could and I thought it was time.
This week’s extreme weather patterns have made conditions for those living outside unbearable. Searing temperatures followed by torrential rain and heavy storms have left tents and shelters battered and people weary. And with rumours of a large scale eviction circulating, the atmosphere on the ground is tense.