More than a dozen humanitarian organisations have accused authorities of brutally evicting refugees from the Calais camp, known as the Jungle, as protests of the demolition continued. Those who occupy the Jungle have staged a sit-in protest, with many setting their shelters alight, while others, including activists threw stones at riot police in an attempt to disrupt the continuing demolition work that will affect at least 1,000 people.

The police, who responded with tear gas, are now attempting to contain the fires which have broken out, as work gets under way to clear part of the camp outside the port city in northern France where refugees are trying to reach Britain.

The unrest in the camp, located in northern France, comes after a decision was made by an administrative court in Lille, northern France, to uphold the decision to evacuate the thousands of refugees who were staying in Calais, ignoring NGO's request to halt the eviction order.

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A boy uses his phone to film a fire burning of shelter, along with a placard which reads 'living space', in the southern part of the Calais Jungle' campPhilippe Huguen/ AFP
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French riot police secure the area as makeshift shelters are set ablaze by refugees in the "Jungle" camp in Calais, FrancePascal Rossignol/ Reuters
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A riot policeman apprehends a young man during a protest by refugees against the partial dismantlement of the camp for the "Jungle" camp in Calais, FrancePascal Rossignol/ Reuters
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People stand near a burning makeshift shelter which was set ablaze in protest against the partial dismantlement of the "Jungle" camp in CalaisPascal Rossignol/ Reuters

Despite giving those living in the Jungle little-to-no notice, French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve had promised that the camp's eviction would be done "progressively, by persuasion and with respect for peoples dignity". This however has not been the case, with some being evicted in the early evening at around 5-6pm with nowhere to go.

Local authorities proposed to relocate them in a state-run container shelter nearby or other refugee centres across France, but numbers are limited, and there is no set day or time for when this may happen, leaving many unsure of what to do next.

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People keep warm around a fire as police and construction workers dismantle the shelters in the 'Jungle' camp in Calais, FrancePhilippe Huguen/ AFP
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People stand next to a fire of burning shelters, in the southern part of the Calais 'Jungle' campPhilippe Huguen/ AFP
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Refugees and activists stand around a fire as police and demolition workers clear the 'jungle' camp on in Calais, FranceCarl Court/ Getty Images

An Iraqi refugee, who did not give the reporter their name, said: "I don't have any plan because I don't know what I can do. If I go to camp, they are going to take my fingerprint. If I don't go to camp, going outside is a problem, especially for the kids as well. I can't stay outside. I don't have any plan and I'm not really sure exactly what I can do."

(On the new container area) "It's full right now. They don't have any space over there. We just tried to go over there but there's no space over there. That's why we are staying outside. We don't have any plan for tonight. We are just staying inside the theater. There's a theater dorm over there inside the jungle. So they told us if we don't have any place to rest, you have to go over there and sleep for tonight or maybe two to three days. Maybe we will find some solution for this."

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Shelters are seen burning during the dismantling of half of the Jungle camp in CalaisPhilippe Huguen/ AFP
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French police secure the area as activists and refugees sit on their shelters during the partial dismantlement of the Jungle camp in Calais, FrancePascal Rossignol/ Reuters
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A person holds a placard which reads "I am searching for freedom in Europe...but I find none" on the roof of a hut as police and demolition workers clear the Jungle camp in Calais, France.Carl Court/ Getty Images
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Policemen stand next to construction workers who are dismantling shelters in the Jungle camp, CalaisPhilippe Huguen/AFP
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New, purpose-built, accommodation is seen near the Jungle camp in Calais, FranceCarl Court /Getty Images
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A police officer grapples with a woman who is holding a knife after she threatened to cut her wrist during clearance of the Jungle camp in Calais, FranceCarl Court/ Getty Images
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Police arrest a woman who threatened to cut her wrist and she is removed from the roof of a hut as the clearing of the Jungle camp in Calais continuesCarl Court/ Getty Images

The court who ordered the demolition of the homes of up to 200 people, have stated that common places such as houses of worship, schools and a library that have been built must not be destroyed, yet this does not help those who are now left in limbo, who are unable to determine their next move.

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A man looks at shacks burning during the dismantling of half of the Jungle migrant camp in CalaisPhilippe Huguen/ AFP
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A refugee stands outside the Calais Jungle camp, as half of the camp is dismantledPhilippe Huguen/ AFP
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A man walks in the southern part of the Jungle camp, as the demolition of half of the camp continuesPhilippe Huguen/ AFP
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Refugee's walk past a church as they head to a fire burning shacks, in the southern part of the Jungle camp in Calais, FrancePhilippe Huguen/ AFP
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People walk in the southern part of the Jungle camp, while half of the it is dismantled, in the French northern port city of Calais, FrancePhilippe Huguen/ AFP