I have just returned from a trip to Dunkirk where I visited a refugee camp, known as ‘‘The forgotten Jungle’’. Since October 2015 about 3000 refugees including 300 children, mainly Kurds from Iraq, Syria and Iran who have settled into Dunkirk to make the cross over to Britain. These refugees have travelled thousands of kilometres and faced horrific obstacles on their way. People have varied reasons for wishing to come to the United Kingdom but many want to reunite with their family in the UK. The camp is build out of camping tents and due to the constant rainfall the site has turned into one big mud bath. The facilities are extremely minimal and the refugees fully depend on the goodwill of volunteers from all over Europe. I’m still very overwhelmed with the circumstances in the camp. In the next few days I will be sharing stories of the refugees and volunteers of Dunkirk.

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“Last night while my wife, our baby and I were sleeping we suddenly heard a loud explosion. Our gas burner had exploded. Luckily we woke up in time and we managed to get out of our tent. The volunteers have given us a new tent to live in. Now I’m just moving the...

“Back in Ireland I’m a carpenter. I came here to help building a kitchen. I was supposed to stay for 10 days but has been over a month I’m still here. Right now I’m trying to build a woman and children’s center but the police refuses to let building materials in...

“Don’t you see I have superpowers?” “How?” “Because I’m wearing my Spiderman suit! ‘"What are your superpowers?’” “I can climb on top of buildings, but here I learned how to climb a tree.” (Dunkirk)