Report DEEEP-REPORT-2021-014

The Long Wait. Filling data gaps relating to refugees and displaced people in the Calais camp

Refugee Rights Europe


Abstract: In February 2016, the Refugee Rights Europe conducted a survey in the informal camp in Calais. In total, we spoke to 870 men, women and children – about 15% of the camp’s total residents – making this the largest independent data collection to be carried out in Calais to date. The United Nations’ refugee agency (UNHCR) collects statistics in official refugee camps. However, due to the unrecognised nature of the settlement in Calais, it has not been subject to the same in-depth analysis. Prior to our study, this sort of data simply didn’t exist. We set out to help fill this gap. Our report contains data relating to the camp’s demographic composition, living conditions, potential human rights violations occurring among residents, and their future plans and aspirations.

Keyword(s): Human Rights ; Refugees ; Migration ; France

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