A lawyer comes to visit the Calais jungle due to a referendum that has been placed by the volunteers and activists. Migrants, voulounteers, activists and journalists gather in the hope to hear further informations about wether or not the south part of the camp will be removed.
An official annoucement is being released to the press. This one announces that a negotiated judgement will be made in the court hall of Lille city in the afternoon.
Ahmed and his friends from Kuwait are the few of the many, that are anxiously waiting for this decision. Greater uncertainty about their future grows and their dream to reach England seems to disappear.
Containers located at the back side entrance of the calais. These containers were built by the French prefecture and can take in 1500 migrants.
As the containers either host people who have made the choice to apply for asylum in France or still wanting to reach England illegally; many still feel very skeptical and fearful of the digital imprints that is required to live there.
Inside an Afghan restaurent in the north part of the Jungle. This one has become a daily hang out for Ahmed and his Friends from Kuwait. Although many have given up their dream to go to England, many others try their best to hold on to it.
The entrance of the Afghan restaurent. Many come in trying to find comfort in interaction or just to wait for further information.
Hadi, Haider and Zeeshan three cousins from Parachinar in Pakistan. On the border of Afghanistan, Parachinar is a threatening place for the Shia population. Regularly persecuted by the Taliban with death threats and destruction the three young men had not other choices but to run away for their lives.
"My family have received several death threats so far because my father is an activist in humans right" explains Hadi, "we have traveled over a month by foot through Europe and passed through 9 different countries before arriving to Calais."
"We have applied for asylum here in France as we have a better chance due to our situation" says 19 years old Hadi, "we have two more weeks before we will be placed somewhere, I don’t want to go in the containers, it feels like a prison as you are placed in one room with only bunkbeds and many people. I just hope they don’t destroy our shack before we can leave."
28 Years old Rahmat and his friend in their 8 sq meter wooden shack in the south part of the jungle. Rahmat was a road worker back in Afghanistan and got shot in the left eye by the Taliban. He has been living in the jungle for over 2 months hoping to reach England. Now his home is threatened to be removed by the French authorities, with no where else to go as there are only 200 places left in the containers.
Ahmed from Kuwait in his wooden shack which he shares with Khaled, Majjid and Issa. They are still safe from the demolishement taking lace as they live in the north part of the jungle.
Many other still hold on and shares the same hope to reach England for a normal life.
One of the last morning prayers in the south part of the jungle.
Calais migrants at the entrance of the camp. 100 meters was cleared up by bulldozers to push back the squatted area. Now they use it as a hang out spot and watch the fenced highway (which leads to England) that is across.
Young afghan men at the entrance of the camp being interviewed by British TV. They are all wondering if they should apply to asylum in France or pursue their dream to reach England.
Twice a week every Tuesdays and Fridays, buses are also at disposals for those who chooses to leave the camp. "The goal is to try to integrate as many migrants as possible around France", states the French prefecture. Although, with the south part of the jungle being removed and having not enough rooms left in the containers and accommodations around France, many migrants are left with no other options on where else to go.