Song inspiration: The Jungle – Calais

Here are a few photos of when I went to The Jungle refugee camp in Calais in September last year to help at the aid distribution centre & go on site to work with others such as CalAid and volunteers.

Some of the things I saw, people I met, and stories I heard will stay with me forever, and were very important to me when writing our assessment song ’33°30′. Particularly the living conditions, desperation and community we saw really stood out to me whilst there. The stories of some of the refugees we spoke to were something you would never wish upon anyone. The longing for identity and ‘home’ was so evident in the jungle. They’d lost their country, their family or friends and barely had any of their belongings left, if any.

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