Volunteer Nico explains in the Guardian why relocation disorienting to camp residents

Long term volunteer and camp co-ordinator Nico is quoted in this Guardian article on the proposed relocation and why it’s disorientating for the refugees in Calais –

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Nico Stevens, a coordinator for Help Refugees, an aid group in the camp, said the new site “looks like a detention centre, it has very tall fences, and people don’t want to move from their homes. They’re so displaced already and it’s very important psychologically to have their own space. So to move into a container that houses 12 to 14 people is very unsettling.”

Stevens added: “The French government is saying they don’t need to claim asylum – but the government always changes their minds, so people don’t trust them.”

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