Road to Rouen gives hope for refugee and his teacher

A successful story of a Calais Jungle victim

For most of us, news that the Calais Jungle was being dismantled in October 2016 was a story that caused concern, but had little impact on our daily lives.

But for the 6,500 refugees such as Sharif Hasrat, 25, from Afghanistan, the evacuation of the camp signalled the start of yet another journey into the unknown. “I have been a migrant for nearly five years now,” he explains. “Two-and-a-half years of that time was spent in the Calais Jungle.”

On that day, Sharif boarded a bus for Rouen with little idea of what the future might hold.

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