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Simnel Street

Simnel Street today is a part-pedestrianised lane of modern red brick houses dotted with bits of medieval wall. Tucked away from busier parts of Southampton, its modern day quietness belies its tumultuous past. 457 more words


Police razzia on the Jungle's shops : associations press release

In reaction to the police operation which for three days has targeted the shops and restaurants in Calais Jungle (see here and here), eight French and British migrants support associations released the statement below (in French and automatic translation in English). 1,909 more words


Police razzia on the Jungle shops: some truth

This spring in the slum, a group of people come to make contacts for a project supported by UNESCO. Among them, a Pakistani. When he learns that Pakistanis living in the slum, he tells spontaneously: “But why do they come to Europe when there are so many opportunities in India?“ 470 more words


In Rio's Slums, Gangs, Drugs, Murders Carry the Day

Photos by Felipe Dana

Not far from Rio’s posh Ipanema and Copacabana districts, narrow pathways lead to grim slums where poverty, drug gangs and young men with assault rifles dominate life for hundreds of thousands of residents. 2,798 more words


The Blue Tent Phenomena

Often glanced over by the eyes of the typical city-dweller, slums fill up at the corners of the streets, the banks of the drainage ways and underneath flyovers. 397 more words


But who placed migrants there?

The mayor of Calais has just announced the destruction of the northern part of Calais Jungle, but it is not clear if she is the first to announce something that has already been decided -in order to appear as in the heart of the process-, or if she is trying to force a still irresolute government to take a decision. 700 more words



Amina held her four children tightly to her bossom as she sank to the ground in one corner of their bedroom. She could hear him outside,chatting loudly with his friends. 762 more words

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