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ABUL TAHER visits Jungle camp in Calais, saying you pay a fee and they'll keep putting you on a boat

Added 08-09-20 02:36:03am EST - “The new Jungle camp in Calais, a scrubby field near the main hospital, is a kind of tented waiting room. So few made it to Britain from the infamous old encampment, which closed in 2016.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “ABUL TAHER visits the new Jungle camp in Calais”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sitting cross-legged outside makeshift shelters, the men pore excitedly over tide charts, trying to plot the most favourable time to cross the English Channel.

The new Jungle camp in Calais, a scrubby field near the main hospital, is a kind of tented waiting room.

So few made it to Britain from the infamous old encampment, which closed in 2016, that it became synonymous with despair.

But this shanty town resonates with hope and anticipation. It is possible to get across, newcomers are told. 

More than possible. Large numbers make it every day: all you have to do is wait – and eventually you will be called. 

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