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The Jungle: Calais photo gallery

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During a distribution of food in The Jungle, a queue of people wait for a chance to get a package of food being distributed by Care4Calais volunteers. The food was a donation from a church in the UK.

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During a distribution of food in The Jungle, a queue of people wait for a chance to get a package of food being distributed by Care4Calais volunteers. The food was a donation from a church in the UK.

Sean Hawkey/WCC

Roxanne talks to a group of volunteers, from the back of a rented van that has brought a shipment of donations from the UK. She explains how to effectively carry out a distribution in the camp. The moment of distribution can be chaotic and dangerous if not carefully managed.

Sean Hawkey/WCC

A group of volunteers from across Europe sorting donations of clothing for people at the camp in Calais known as The Jungle. The Jungle houses some 7000 people in temporary accommodation, mainly tents. There is no official support for the camp, but people arriving there are supported by networks of volunteers with donated food, clothing and medical aid.

Sean Hawkey/WCC

A young syrian boy in The Jungle.

Sean Hawkey/WCC

Many of the refugees arriving in The Jungle are traumatised by the experience of war in their own countries, and many have also suffered violence along their way to get to a safe place. Few are willing to have a photograph taken, for fear of being tracked or it affecting an asylum application. This woman from Syria told me 'I have been here for more than three months, my husband was a painter and decorator, he was killed, there is a lot of bombing. I am from Daraa, it's a disaster, we left to save our lives, I brought my children to safety, away from Assad and away from the Free Syria Army. My children are three and five years old. We don't know what to do now, we have relatives in the UK, we hope to be with them. We have no rights, do we?'

Sean Hawkey/WCC

A camp of refugees and migrants in Calais - known as The Jungle - houses some 7000 people in temporary accommodation. There is no official support for the camp, but people arriving there are supported by networks of volunteers with donated food, clothing and medical aid.

Sean Hawkey/WCC

During a distribution of food in The Jungle, a queue of people wait for a chance to get a package of food being distributed by Care4Calais volunteers. The food was a donation from a church in the UK.

Sean Hawkey/WCC

Small shops have been set up in the camp, partly because the camp is far from the shops, partly because the French police stop refugees from circulating freely.

Refugees from the Middle East sit around a small fire in the evening.

Sean Hawkey/WCC