Long term volunteer Philli quoted by Russia Today on camp evictions

Help Refugees Calais Manager Philli was quoted in this piece by Russia Today on the relocations underway at the Jungle refugee camp in Calais.

From Russia Today

Clearing the Jungle? Refugees vow to fight camp evictions by French police

Community representatives decided to resist the camp clearance – which charities claim will displace around 2,000 people – during a meeting on Monday evening, according to Help Refugees’ Calais Manager Philli Boyle.

Boyle said the charity would support the refugees’ decision, but will work on contingency plans, such as building new shelters.

French police warned aid organizations on Monday of their plans to bulldoze roughly a third of the camp, representing around 500 shelters, according to Help Refugees.

Local authorities gave just three days’ notice to clear an area, which charities believe is home to around 2,000 people, including 300 women and 60 children.

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