GRAMnet: the refugee crisis in Calais

647 5.30pm Tue 2 Feb 2016

discussing operations in Calais and the associated risks and challenges

About this event

In September 2015, Médecins Sans Frontière (MSF) launched relief activities in the refugee settlements and camps in Northern France, each of which hosts between a few hundred to several thousand people. This big and sudden influx left the local authorities, associations, and volunteers overwhelmed. MSF provides primary health care, shelters to the most vulnerable and has helped improve the sanitation for the five to six thousand migrants (as of Dec 2015) in what is known as the Calais "Jungle". Michaël Neuman – Director of Studies at MSF’s reflection centre and an advisor for MSF operations with migrants - will discuss MSF’s operations in Calais and the associated risks and challenges. The Chief Executive of the Scottish Refugee Council, John Wilkes, photographer Alice Myers and activist Fuad Alakbarov will also reflect on their experiences of the Calais camps. The event will be chaired by Professor John Briggs (University of Glasgow Clerk of Senate, Vice-Principal, Refugee Champion and Convenor of Glasgow Centre for International Development) and Professor Alison Phipps OBE (Convenor of Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network). The event will be followed by refreshments.

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