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Friday 31 October  

Hiding in a lorry to cross that border

Published on : 8 February 2013 - 5:00am | By RNW Africa Desk (Screenshot: Surprising Europe)
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In Surprising Europe, we meet Africans from across the continent who have migrated to Europe. This third clip from the video series shows how some migrants will hide in lorries in the French harbour of Calais, in an attempt to get aboard a ferry to the UK. To intercept them, French and UK customs deploy both high-tech devices, like carbon dioxide and heartbeat detection tools, and old-fashioned ones  dogs.

Stay tuned to our weekly video broadcasts of Surprising EuropeIn episode 4, we meet a Cameroonian hip-hop artist who has lived as an undocumented migrant in the Netherlands and can rap about it.

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