Answer from Al-Jazeera

Dear women of 51 Victor Hugo,

It was never our brief to talk about the political situations from which you have fled.

It was never presented as such before or during the filming.

Our brief was to report on the humanitarian situation in which migrants survive in Calais, and the lack of any facilities provided by the authorities. The desperate need for shelter and food are vital elements of that situation, and they were graphically illustrated in our report.

The images we used were blurred or out of focus. Maybe you can work out who is who but they would not be recognised by outside parties.