During my visit thousands of men, women and children were living in tents and other makeshift structures a short distance from the Port of Calais. The camp had been a gathering point for people hoping to travel to Britain for a decade. With the Port of Calais now surrounded by fencing, the migrants – Syrians, Sudanese, Eritreans and Afghans and others – were now instead attempting to board trains at the Eurotunnel terminal, a two hour walk away.

I spoke to TIME Magazine about my time working in Calais