As Europe continues to struggle with the worst refugee crisis since World War II, the minority of migrants aiming to make it as far as the UK often end up in camps in northern France, such as the now infamous "Jungle" in the port town of Calais.
At the start of the year the Jungle was temporarily home to as many as 6,000 people. But the French authorities are determined to reduce it in size. On February 29, police began demolition work on the south side of the camp. VICE News reported on confrontations between activists and refugees and the police.
As demolition work enters its stride on day three of the evictions, VICE News returns to the Jungle to find out what life is like for those affected. Reporter Ben Ferguson talks to the man whose home was the first to be dismantled and witnesses a silent protest by a group who sew their lips together.