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A reporter learns her own refugee story after visiting a refugee camp in France

Migrants receive meals from members of refugee aid organisations during the distribution of food at the makeshift camp called "The New Jungle" in Calais, France, September 20, 2015. Around 3,500 migrants and refugees are camped in Calais, fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia and now living in the jungle. Most of them are hoping to make the crossing to England. Picture taken September 20, 2015.
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Dinner in the jungle.
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In a holiday bonus episode, Actuality gets grateful after a visit to a refugee camp in France where migrants from the Middle East and Africa await asylum, and a reporter was surprised to learn her own family’s refugee story.

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This episode is based on Quartz reporter Aamna Mohdin’s story “Inside the Jungle—the sprawling refugee encampment at the heart of Europe.

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