Magazine

Oct 25, 2016

Clearing The Calais Jungle

Clearing The Calais Jungle

The Calais Jungle is a makeshift camp for about 8000 immigrants. All of them are looking and hoping to get to England to start a new life or seek a fortune. The UK won't let them in and France wants them gone. It has been a thorn in the eye of the mayor of Calais for years and during the past 12 months the problems those living in the camp have been causing have escalated badly. Young men, desperate to get to the UK, have been attacking truck drivers making the drive to England to try and get aboard their trucks. They've put up roadblocks and kicked up a stink.
Enough was enough and the French authorities have finally decided to break up the camp and move the people on to other camps to await their fate.

Clearing The Calais Jungle
1

Sparks fly from a fire as migrants sit near for warmth at the end of the first day of the evacuation and transfer to reception centers of migrants living in the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
2

An aerial view shows tents and makeshift shelters on the eve of the evacuation and dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
3

An aerial view shows white containters, tents and makeshift shelters on the eve of the evacuation and dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
4

An aid worker speaks to a migrant as they hold the document that explains his evacuation and transfer starting Monday from the camp called the "Jungle", in Calais, to welcoming centers in France PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
5

Migrants stand on high ground to get a telephone network as they use mobile phones on the eve of the evacuation and dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
6

French CRS riot police secure a road as migrants play cricket on the eve of the evacuation and dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
7

A migrant carries bags with his belongings as he walks past the Calais city limit sign on the eve of the evacuation and transfer of migrants to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
8

Tear gas floats in the air near migrants on the eve of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
9

French CRS riot police stand by the razor-wire topped fence which secures the road approach to the city and dissuades migrants from trying to reach Britain on lorries on the eve of the evacuation and dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
10

Trailers from tear gas cannisters fired by French CRS riot police are seen above migrants on the eve of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
11

French CRS police are seen in silhouette as flames are seen on the eve of the evacuation and transfer of migrants to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
12

French CRS police are watch flames from burning debris on the eve of the evacuation and transfer of migrants to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais NEIL HALL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
13

French CRS riot police secure an area on the eve of the evacuation and transfer of migrants to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais NEIL HALL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
14

Migrants with their belongings queue as their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais starts PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
15

Migrants with their belongings queue as their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais starts PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
16

Migrants with their belongings queue as their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais starts PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
17

Migrants carry their belongings at the start of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
18

A coloured bracelet is placed on the wrist of a migrant at the start of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
19

Migrants with their belongings queue near buses at the start of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
20

Migrants queue at the start of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais NEIL HALL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
21

Migrants carry their belongings as they board a bus at the start of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
22

A migrant with his belongings walks past tents at the start of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
23

Migrants look at the queue near barriers at the start of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
24

A migrant with his belongings walks past tents at the start of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
25

Migrants carry their belongings at the start of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
26

Migrants take a selfie as they queue at the start of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
27

French police stand near as migrants with their belongings queue at the start of their evacuation and transfer to reception centers in France, and the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
28

An Ethiopian migrant, member of the Oromo community, cries as he leaves the "Jungle" to be transfered to reception centers during the start of the dismantlement of the camp in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
29

Ethiopian migrants, members of the Oromo community, react as they leave the "Jungle" to be transfered to reception centers during the start of the dismantlement of the camp in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
30

Migrants who were unable to register and transfer by bus to a reception center in France, carry their belongings as they return to the "Jungle" in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
31

The shadow of a migrant falls on a sign that gives the population of "The Jungle" at the end of the first day of the evacuation and transfer to reception centers of migrants living in tents and makeshift shelters in Calais PASCAL ROSSIGNOL/REUTERS

Clearing The Calais Jungle
32

Migrants gather near a fire for warmth at the end of the first day of the evacuation and transfer to reception centers of migrants living in the "Jungle" in Calais PHILIPPE WOJAZER/REUTERS

You may also like

  • Getting to grips with sumo

  • Classic car rally in Austrian...

  • Hyenas spark admiration, not...

  • The Photos Of 2017 Week 28

  • Islamic State’s weapons...

  • A Pow Wow gathering in New...

Something to say? Use Facebook!

Or say it with Disqus!

comments powered by Disqus