While many at “The Jungle” migrant camp in Calais rely on meals provided by French authorities, Sudanese refugee Saif cooks with donated British food. “We need to survive by eating as we wait for good news,” he says.
The teen is the 11th person to have died near the tunnel entrance since June.
Among various enhanced security measures, the two countries have agreed to open a joint control and command centre to better share information and coordinate their efforts on the border.
One man was crushed by a truck on Tuesday night, as 1,500 attempts were made by hundreds of migrants to enter the tunnel between the UK and France. Nine migrants have died in similar attempts since June.
The company says the money will help tighten security around the rail tunnel that runs beneath the English Channel, and compensate for losses resulting from the migrant crisis.
In the port city of Calais, 600 workers fearing redundancy strike, tying up traffic and costing businesses millions — meanwhile, conditions at a migrant camp worsen.
The Jules Ferry centre on the outskirts of Calais is France’s first state-sanctioned migrant camp. Last month, a Bristol food waste organisation travelled there to cook meals of donated food for its inhabitants.
An advocacy group released a video that shows several incidents of French police acting aggressively with migrants in the northern port town of Calais.