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deepens struggle for migrants from Coronavirus


Deepens struggle for migrants from Coronavirus

Hundreds of men all standing close together waiting queuing for food there is no concept of social distancing for the sake of their own health behind me as they look away from the queue there are tents clustered all over the sand dunes here and people living right on top of each other profoundly unsanitary situation I'm on a journey through migrant experiences in Calais and in London and for people who were already living on the margins the arrival of the coronavirus has been nothing short of catastrophic there’s hundreds of migrants here in Calais hoping to make it to the UK we filmed here nearly three weeks into the French lockdown and while the French government has started to move some of them to shelter him not all want to go because they're afraid they'll be detained once the crisis is over and any chance of getting to each other at some meeting you wouldn't do this to a dog would you so you're doing it to human beings were being the war well I’m ashamed of being French they've been raped they've been assaulted they've been they’ve been ransomed they've been tortured and sick of this world from Darfur Afghanistan


the Middle East most people would only speak to us off-camera I'm looking at the conditions you’re living in and you're all crowded on top of each other it's dangerous no cloth no shoe too much following each other but even if they get to London in lockdown migrants will find that the asylum process like so much else is stalled and there's little hope of getting any work in this climate one undocumented migrant from Africa had been surviving on odd jobs and help from friends we're desperate we have no way of paying rent can't get anywhere there are no places offering accommodation no one giving you money to buy groceries food banks are closed in Calais now there are many migrants who want to get here what would you say to them I would tell the migrants in Calais not to think it gets easier not to have that much hope just because you're not in the camp doesn’t mean that you're going to be treated human it's just the same circumstances different setting a small number of food banks are still operating went to North London to see what the British Red Cross was doing I have a daughter and I have a wife what's working for restaurants no I'm struggling this way I’m coming here you know my family doesn’t have food that's well there’s the thing this Center is a lifeline for those who are surviving with very few resources and well this is a charity the workers here do their level best to make it feel about sharing living up to the larger rhetoric of unity of compassion in these desperate times with borders shutting unemployment rising there's growing fear for migrants about how they'll be regarded and treated and none that I met was convinced a new era of welcome would come from this crisis you


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