Inside the Calais Jungle on Al Jazeera

March 2, 2016

Calais, France – In the heart of Europe, near the French city of Calais, thousands of refugees live in a self-managed, makeshift camp built on a former toxic waste dump.

Close to the sea and a few kilometres from the port of the city, the camp, also known as the Jungle, houses more than 3,700 refugees, mostly from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Kurdistan, Sudan and Eritrea.

For more than 15 years now, Calais has become one of the points of arrival for thousands of refugees and migrants trying to enter the United Kingdom.

My last story from Calais on Al Jazeera here.Calais_Al Jazeera_web1Calais_Al Jazeera_web2