More and more migrants try to cross English Channel by boat

French authorities dismantled the “Jungle” migrant camp at the end of 2016, but the port of Calais continues to attract people desperate to reach the UK by any means possible. Recently, there has been a spate of attempts to cross the English Channel by boat, a risky process which requires navigating one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, often under the cover of darkness while trying to escape detection.

‘Yellow vest’ fuel price protesters block highway in Calais

“Yellow vest” fuel price protests continue across France with protesters in Calais blocking the A16 highway.

Police and migrants clash in Calais

Clashes erupt in Calais near a meal distribution center between rock-throwing migrants and police who responded with tear gas.

French fishermen block Calais port over North Sea pulse fishing

French fishermen block the port of Calais, preventing cross-Channel ferries arriving or departing, to demand a ban on electric pulse fishing in the North Sea. IMAGES

Ferry runs aground at France’s Calais port

A ferry with more than 300 people on board runs aground in high winds at Calais in northern France, interrupting traffic in one of Europe’s busiest passenger ports but causing no injuries. IMAGES

London pop-up store sells Christmas gifts for refugees

A London pop-up store helps customers buy presents for refugees just in time for Christmas. The shop has displays of basic items needed by refugees in various locations including Calais, Greece and Syria.

Meet Nazeer, a Calais “Jungle” refugee who now lives in France

As Calais marks the one-year anniversary of the dismantlement of its migrant camp, Sudanese refugee Nazeer looks back on his journey from illegal dweller in the “Jungle” to working resident of France.