Sylvie has an Iraqi friend who managed to cross the canal five months ago.
Many Calais residents gathered last night to honor those killed in the boat accident on the English Channel.
“You have to be desperate to go out on the lake in these conditions,” says Dominique.
One of the participants was a young man from Eritrea, himself on his way to Britain, even though it is life-threatening. “One day I may succeed or I will face the same fate as those who died.”