9 photos that will show you what teen life is really like in a refugee camp

Reality is…

Adults, children, teenagers. No one is exempt from the situations that lead to becoming a refugee. The reasons will be different for all. But fundamentally imagine this: You can no longer live in your home because it’s not safe. You do whatever it takes to leave. You’ll even risk your life.

One woman was reportedly stopped for smuggling a teen refugee in her suitcase. Reaching the camps like the one that popped up in Calais, the one featured in Pooja Puri’s new book ‘The Jungle’, is the a big milestone. This is just a snapshot of teen refugee life:

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From Chad, Africa to Calais, France. Refugee camps can be set up anywhere. Scroll through the photos using the numbers at the bottoms of the page.

If you want to grab your own copy of ‘The Jungle’ then go get ’em!



A little whimsy in the middle of The Jungle, Calais.

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