Calais, October 2016.


Last moments before and during the forced eviction of the 'Jungle' refugee camp at the end of October 2016. On the second day of the operation, and without explanation, the camp started to burn. Shelters and once lively community spaces were reduced to ashes or later destroyed by excavators. Children being the last to be taken away, hundreds of unaccompanied minors were left alone for several days in the still smoking ruins, many of them with nowhere to sleep at night. Two years later, hundreds of people – many of whom underaged – are living in the woods around Calais, while the authorities prevent the formation of any kind of settlement.

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