A new painting by controversial street artist Banksy has appeared on the wall of a refugee camp in Calais, France. The piece highlights the important contributions made by refugees using an image of Steve Jobs, who is carrying a sack in one hand and a computer in the other.
“We’re often led to believe migration is a drain on the country’s resources,” Banksy said in a rare statement. “But Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian migrant. Apple is the world’s most profitable company, it pays over $7 billion a year in taxes – and it only exists because they allowed in a young man from Homs.”
The Calais refugee camp, known as the Jungle, is currently home to more than 7,000 migrants. After closing his ‘bemusement park’ Dismaland earlier this year, Banksy sent materials from the installation to be used as shelter for those in Calais.