The Calais 'Jungle' In 360

Take a 360 degree view of 'the Jungle' in Calais with Sky's Lisa Holland. Move your mouse or phone to change the view.

Posted by Sky News on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Migrants at the Calais camp known at The Jungle say far fewer of them are managing to stow away on lorries and trains heading to the UK.

A tall security fence is evidence of how security has been strengthened over the last six months.

It comes as Sky News filmed the camp in 360 degrees, giving a unique perspective into the muddy, dank conditions endured by around 6,000 people.

A migrant shaves another in his makeshift hairdressing salon

A man gives a migrant a shave in the Calais camp

We were told that a few months ago as many as 40 migrants a day were getting to England illegally. Anecdotally, that figure has dropped to just a couple of people a day.

Conditions in the camp are pretty grim at the moment.

It is cold, and in a place akin to a shanty town The Jungle quickly turns muddy and miserable.

Our 360 shot shows the ramshackle row of cafes and shops in an area known as Afghan Square. There is a sense that some people are putting down roots at the camp.

Outside one of the main entrances there is a line of police vans and an area bulldozed to create a kind of buffer zone between the camp and the road to Calais.

There are currently around 6,000 people living in The Jungle. The different nationalities keep themselves to themselves – we came across Syrians, Afghans, even Kuwaitis.

Although one of the churches and a mosque have recently been demolished there are still places of worship.

It is incredible to get a 360 look around a church which has a real sense of serenity and acts as a focal point in a community which is so transient.

Watch the trailer here