Politics at play: locating human rights, refugees and grassroots humanitarianism in the Calais Jungle

  title={Politics at play: locating human rights, refugees and grassroots humanitarianism in the Calais Jungle},
  author={Darragh McGee and Juliette Pelham},
  journal={Leisure Studies},
  pages={22 - 35}
Abstract This article examines the political footprint of a new wave of grassroots humanitarian organisations in the informal refugee camp, popularly dubbed ‘The Jungle’, in Calais, northern France. Set against the formal humanitarian void created by the French state barring of international aid agencies, and the abject conditions of camp life, we trace the shifting socio-spatial remit and progressive politicisation of these ‘apolitical’ organisations as they encounter a crisis of human rights… 

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