Daily Archives: Sunday, February 7, 2016

Educating Dunkirk: A School Day.

Miss Scott Said What?

Grand Synthe camp in Dunkirk is about half an hour away from the migrant camp in Calais, known as The Jungle. It has a different sort of resident, and a feelof its own. Whilst Calais grew rapidly into a sprawling city, Dunkirk was in its shadow, lesser known and until recently under the radar of the media. They do not have access to the facilities, amenities or the infrastructurethat those in Calais do. I was told there are somewhere in the region of 2000 refugees here, and I only count15 portaloos on the whole site. These are steam cleaned by the French authorities regularly, with the dirty water pouring out into the sticky mud and creating puddles on the main pathway that goes through the camp.

As I walked into the Grand Synthe camp I was stunned and silent, speechless. Whilst The Jungle sprang up in an industrial area in…

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The Challenges of Visible Migrant Settlement in Regional Australia

Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

by David Radford

In November last year, David Radford and Louis Everuss from the Hawke-EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations, and Cultural Transformations, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia visited GRAMNet. In this post, David, a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre, contributes a write up of a seminar paper he delivered, as well as some reflections on his time with GRAMNet.

The nature of Australia’s growing multicultural society requires individuals and communities to meaningful engage and negotiate with one another’s ‘differences and sameness”. Pardy and Lee have argued that increasing diverse communities living in the same physical location ‘is not something to be accepted, rejected or debated’, rather, ‘…it is a fact of life’ (Pardy and Lee, 2011 p. 300), influenced in no small part by globalisation and increased mobilities. Recent work into the nature of Australia’s multicultural society has investigated how diverse local and immigrant communities negotiate their…

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Pegida and Police fight in Calais!

This gallery contains 5 photos.

Originally posted on Calais Migrant Solidarity:
Well, maybe fight is too strong a word, but for the first time today French patriots will be happy to know that valuable French policing resources, including CS gas, have not been all used…

Daily News and Updates on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies 02/07/2016

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Daily News and Updates from ReliefWeb 02/07/2016

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