Fleeing the war in Syria
Many of the refugees arriving in The Jungle are traumatised by the experience of war in their own countries, and many have also suffered violence along their way to get to a safe place. Few are willing to have a photograph taken, for fear of being tracked or it affecting an asylum application.
This woman from Syria told me “I have been here for more than three months, my husband was a painter and decorator, he was killed, there is a lot of bombing. I am from Daraa, it’s a disaster, we left to save our lives, I brought my children to safety, away from Assad and away from the Free Syria Army. My children are three and five years old. We don’t know what to do now, we have relatives in the UK, we hope to be with them. We have no rights, do we?”