" This is my friend. I am proud of him because he doesn’t have any family here, he came from Afghanistan all by himself. He thinks he is 10 years old, but he doesn’t really know ."  Muzamil, 10, Afghanistan
 " The children’s play centre is a special place in the camp. I think it’s wrong to bulldoze it, where will we go to feel safe? "  Ahmed, 12, Afghanistan
 " This makes me feel sad, because there is nowhere for people to wash their clothes. "  Rashad, 17 , Afghanistan
 " This picture reminds me of the legacy of my people in Darfur. "  Oshar, Sudan
 " This is my church, its good to pray for everything, it makes me happy inside ."  Winta, 18, Eritrea
 "It’s hard for a woman on her own in camp, I feel broken and alone. Where is my other half?"  Winta, 18, Eritrea
 " Education is the cure for racism. "  Oshar, Sudan
 " In the Jungle we feel as if we live in a chicken pen. "  Oshar, Sudan
 Oshar, Sudan
 " We feel really bad about what happened in Paris last night We are sorry for the families of all the victims. This violence shouldn't happen anywhere in the world. Paris we are praying for you! "  Senow, 20, Eritrea
  " I am Muhammed from Afghanistan. I have a Bachelor degree in civil engineering. I am 26 years old. I worked for the British Army as a translator in Helmand, a province in Afghanistan, supporting the ISAF (International Agency Forces) whose mission was to struggle against the Taliban.      Normally the translators work for over three years, but unfortunately I had to leave after 2 a    nd a half years because I had a very bad skin problem due to the weather.   After I left my work I started to receive threatening letters from the Taliban. They said that they were going to cut off my head as soon as possible for being a spy with the British troops. I got really scared and went to the British Army in Kabul, Afghanistan. There, I had to go through a series of interviews to explain what was happening. This process took several months. Finally, I received an answer from the British government telling me that they were going to pay me $1075 to hide from the Taliban. This didn't sound logical to me because the Taliban were going to track me wherever I hid in Afghanistan, so I had to leave my country.  I applied for a Turkish visa and traveled there on the 9th of October. I was in Istanbul for ten days until I found a way to go to Greece. From Greece my long journey started, crossing many borders and facing adversities finally reaching Calais village and the Jungle.  I tried several times to jump the seven fences and jump on a train, but I hurt myself so many times I couldn't be successful. Later, I tried to jump in a truck, but this didn't work either. You see, when you jump in a truck, you don't really know where exactly it will be heading. I hid in a truck inside of a box for 17 hours, finally, I got some signal in my phone and through the GPS I realised that the truck was going in the wrong way. I still have back pains and since I got here I have lost more than 10 pounds. I have been suffering from a critical cough for the last 15 days.  When I was in Afghanistan two moths ago, my belt was very tight around my waist and since I arrived here I have been punching hole after hole to keep it tight. I been cutting chunks of it to make it fit properly. In this picture you can see the one that I cut this month.  I don't really think it’s very nice that the British government is not caring about me when I was one of the people that assisted them. Being a translator for the British Army I risked my life and the life of my family ."         
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