Child refugees in Calais are currently outside state protection, while definitive information about who they are, where they are from, the conditions in which they survive life on the streets, and what they’ve been trough is lacking.
The Refugee Rights Data Project have conducted 10 studies in Calais, Dunkirk, Paris, Berlin and Athens around refugee communities. Their rigorous research methods deeply connected to the communities they study have allowed invaluable information to be gathered and used as an integral part of advocacy.

Their next project will be to research the lost children living on the streets of Calais, providing a great insight into their lives and how the authorities on both sides of the channel have forced them into such precarious conditions, proving the “critical child protection failures” witnessed daily by our volunteers.

Please visit to find out more about their research and to donate towards it.