Grande-Synthe - Cold, rain, humidity, mug, rats, insecurity and insalubrity, these are the conditions in which the migrants are living in a natural reserve of Grande-Synthe, a small city in northern France, 38 kilometres from Calais.
A teddy bear on the ground of the wood in Grande-Synthe abandoned by a child probably when he left the woods with his parents. (Ghassen Fridhi)
Municipality of Grande-Synthe put instructions in the natural reserve in langages migrants can understand about the rules to respect in the natural reserve. (Ghassen Fridhi)
Video sent by our producer @GhassenEfta from #GrandeSynthe shows the condition migrants struggle with in their bid to cross into the UK from northern #France https://t.co/htutRuafLk pic.twitter.com/csnHFJkPZI— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) December 26, 2017
Example of a tent cut and gas by the French police in one of the missions they conducted against the migrants in the natural reserve. (Ghassen Fridhi)
Raymond and Anne are two Belgian volunteers who visit migrants in the natural reserve ofGrande-Synthe. (Ghassen Fridhi)