WORK IN PROGRESS:
Documenting life in the 'jungle': the shantytown, near Calais - France, where thousands of refugees and migrants live while they attempt to enter the UK. The majority of the inhabitants of the camp are young men who come from conflict-affected countries, such as Sudan, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq and Syria. The jungle is an illegal refugee camp, some food is distributed and sanitation is poor. Most activities and aid come from volunteers and there is a post of Medecins du Monde. The French authorities opened a shelter of shipping containers at the northeastern part of the camp but there is no sanitation and bad facilities on the spot. In March 2016 the authorities demolished the southern part of the camp and evicted thousands of refugees. Life in the jungle is hard, frequently there are fights between different migrant groups and they risk their lives when they try to climb aboard, or travel on lorries. At this time there are an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 people in the jungle.