About 500 migrants and refugees have been moved out of their makeshift accommodation to another part of the Calais camp known as The Jungle, after an injunction by French police to free a 100-metre stretch along a nearby road. Residents have had to pack their bags, fold up their tents and take their belongings to a nearby site. Volunteers also helped to move rickety shelters by loading them on trailers.

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People load a shack onto a trailer as they leave part of the campBenoit Tessier/Reuters
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Residents and volunteers clear part of the campJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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A young man carries a copy of the Quran as he moves to another part of the campBenoit Tessier/Reuters
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People warm themselves around a fire as they clear part of the campJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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A shelter is moved to another part of the campJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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People move a makeshift shelter in the campJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
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People load a shack on a truck as they move their belongingsPhilippe Huguen/AFP
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A man clears part of the camp in front of a Bansky mural depicting Steve JobsJeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The camp has been hit hard by winter rain, which has turned the ground into mud and created puddles that gather piles of rubbish. The Calais camp has evolved into a slum with shops, mosques and a church between the shacks and tents. Up to 6,000 people were staying there in the autumn, though the number has decreased recently. Authorities are cautious not to allow housing to attract more migrants. The goal is to reduce the population of The Jungle to 2,000, while security has been tightened at the port and Channel tunnel.

The French port city has opened shelters in shipping containers for 1,500 people previously living in tents and makeshift shelters. Not everyone in the camp is overjoyed about the shiny new containers. "To stay here or move to the containers is the same for me," said Ahmed Alhamad, a Syrian. "I want to seek asylum in Britain."

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Sudanese men walk past containers that can each accommodate 12 peoplePhilippe Huguen/AFP
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Men stand near an embankment below a fence topped with razor wire in CalaisBenoit Tessier/Reuters
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People hold onto a fence in an attempt to keep their feet dryPhilippe Huguen/AFP
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Men make bread in the campPhilippe Huguen/AFP
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An Afghan man waits for customers in a makeshift grocery shopPhilippe Huguen/AFP
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A man shaves a customer in his makeshift hairdressing salon in the JunglePhilippe Huguen/AFP