This session explores the migration emergency in Europe which is leading increased numbers of asylum-seekers and migrants to live informal lives in European towns and cities. Research carried out by academics at the University of Liverpool and other institutions is starting to show how living in informal camps such as the one at Sangatte can have profound impacts on the health of migrants.
We bring this scientific perspective together with contributions from the medical charity Médecins du Monde (Doctors of the World) and activist Kester Ratcliffe to show how many migrants are resorting to constructing their own shelter and finding ways to eat and clean in the absence of much formal support.
We conclude with a Question and Answer session, which will further explore the crisis as well as potential humanitarian and political solutions to it.
Photograph credited to Thom Davies
Please note This event is for adults only as images of a sensitive nature will be shown.