Jungle demolition - Calais, France

Words from Annie Gavrilescu

Two weeks ago yesterday, I stood up in a courtroom in the Tribunal Administratif of Lille and spoke about the dangers children would face if they remained in camp during the eviction.

I said pretending the container camp (le CAP) was a safe solution for them would be a dangerous lie. That they would be exposed to violence, to fires, that they would be lost and forgotten, that they would be made homeless, that exposing them to the trauma of losing their homes again so violently would traumatise them beyond our understanding.

They didn't listen.