Authorities have begun demolishing “The Jungle,” the temporary camp for refugees and migrants in Calais. Earlier this week, most of its inhabitants had been moved to processing centers to settle them throughout France. Despite efforts to house the remaining refugees, the BBC reports that nearly 100 unaccompanied minors had nowhere to sleep for the night.
It’s a sad reminder that the children making the perilous journey from war-torn regions to Europe have lost any hope for a “normal” childhood. The small artifacts left behind, captured by photographers documenting the camp’s dismantling, show the small ways these young migrants have grasped whatever happiness they can.