The ARTE Journal: “The jungle in Calais? A slum like in Africa!”

The Ethiopian journalist Tesfalem Waldyes is giving his impressions during a visit in the infamous refugee camp in the north of France. According to different NGOs more than 10.000 people live now under substandard and degrading conditions in the Calais jungle. Most of them still hope to get to the UK one day. But in the last months the border became nearly unbreachable for the refugees.
Tesfalem Waldyes is a journalist from Addis Abeba. At the moment he is travelling through Europe to speak about the human rights situation in his country. ARTE reporter Patrick Schulze-Heil has worked with Tesfalem Waldyes in Ethiopia before. This time he asked his Ethiopian colleague to describe the situation in Calais from an African journalist’s point of view.

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