Night life in the ‘New Jungle’ of Calais

Region-Country: 
Europe and Central Asia, France
Date Publish: 
07 Sep 2015

At night, the ‘New Jungle’, the informal migrant and refugee settlement in the port city of Calais, France, comes to life. Several improvised bars, restaurants and shops open after sunset. Its residents gather together to dance, play games, drink and eat. Some make bonfires and chat outside, others play football, and traditional music floats in the air.

Photos: © IOM/Amanda Nero 2015