JUNGLE NEWS

 NEWS FROM THE JUNGLE 

May 1, 2018

Following International Women’s Day last month, Frances Timberlake reflects on perceptions and realities of displaced women. The multiple roles they must often come to take on, and which they live with patience and fierce resilience, are...

April 8, 2018

A crinkly smile, a steaming brew, a stream of tears, a flying boot, children’s laughter, an enveloping hug, a dry, chapped hand held tight to a heart – sights, sounds, scents, emotions. How do I reduce this experience to words? And who’s...

February 26, 2018

A new longterm volunteer at RWC reflects on her day with the hilarious Deborah Frances White of the The Guilty Feminist and making a podcast in the refugee distribution warehouse!!

February 15, 2018

Paddy  volunteered with the Refugee Women's Centre between the 27th of December 2017 and the 16th of January 2018. She shares with us a personal reflection of her time through descriptive creative writing piece, weaving the stories a...

December 4, 2017

Sahra was a long term volunteer with the Refugee Women's Centre from June to September, and continues to be a valuable part of the RWC team from the UK, helping to coordinate new volunteers.  She lives/studies in London and is in her las...

November 21, 2017

This week RWC Volunteer Nina De Cloet took the time to interview Doris a wonderful Belgian volunteer,  about her heart -and feet- warming sock washing system. Doris is in her early seventies and visits the jungle of Grande Synthe on a we...

November 10, 2017

Je suis assise près d’un feu de cheminée dans ma maison confortable, en train de regarder le soleil se coucher et je pense à ces hommes, ces femmes et ces enfants que j’ai rencontré la semaine dernière – des personnes comme moi, mais don...

November 7, 2017

The police constantly patrol the wastelands and parks in Calais waking anyone they find, sometimes with a foot, a baton or a canister of tear gas, and moving them on ‘Allez, allez!’ ‘Degagez!’ They take any blankets or sleeping bags they...

June 23, 2017

Sue Cooper has volunteered several times in Northern France, initially with Help Refugees and now regularly supporting the Women's Center. Her background is in nursing and she worked for many years for Macmillan Cancer Support. She curre...

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