“So, how are things in Calais?”

It’s been nearly five months since I first arrived in Calais (for a week…) and it has gotten harder, not easier, to respond quickly to the question: “so, how are things in Calais?” I’m constantly expecting it and consistently unprepared to answer it. I falter, unable to say that it is either good (which it…

Calais Reality

We rolled into our evening distribution point in Calais with the sun blazing over the field. As the Daily Mail so lovingly complimented us last week (forgive me if I don’t link to the article), the “party atmosphere” was in full swing. Small fires burning peacefully, a generator blasting music and a perfectly synchronised group…

Up in Flames

Bear with me as I try to put the past few days into words. It feels as though months have passed since Monday afternoon.