Author: Daniel Trilling, winner of the 2017 Migration Media Award: First Place, Print Category, English
Media: New Statesman
Date of publication: September 30, 2017
Title: The French Farmer Smuggling Migrants in the Alps
Short summary: For 15 years, Cédric Herrou has tended chickens and grown olive trees at his farm in the village of Breil-sur-Roya, in the valley of the River Roya. Herrou is now part of a network of villagers, perhaps 200 in total, who shelter migrants and organise food runs to Ventimiglia, across the Italian border. The article goes in-depth into the story of people helping illegal migrants cross into France.
The article follows up on Daniel Trilling’s award-winning article What to Do with the People Who do Make it Across?
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