Refugees from Afghanistan keep warm near a fire in the ‘jungle’ immigrant camp in Calais, France, as they wait for police to close it down. Hundreds of Police Officers surrounded the camp at first light, rounding up dozens of people who had been living in the tent city on the edge of the Channel port. There were scuffles and injuries as the camp was destroyed leaving them without shelter.
Sail Pardes, 15, from East Afghanistan weeps as he keeps warm near a fire, waiting for police to close the camp down. Refugees gather here as a stopping point before attempting to cross the Channel into England and then claiming asylum.
A refugee from Afghanistan sits in his homemade tent shortly before the police move in to destroy the camp.
Police surround the ‘jungle’ immigrant camp in Calais, France, as they prepare to destroy it.
The refugees are surrounded by police.
Police Officers move in and grab them.
One refugee is carried from the camp after being injured and rendered unconscious in scuffles with the police.
The remaining refugees walk out of the ‘jungle’ immigrant camp in Calais, France, as police destroy it. Despite taking away their shelter the French authorities have not brought the refugees into the Immigration Asylum System in France. Their temporary homes destroyed, they are now left on the streets.