A migrant takes part in the demolition of the Calais "Jungle" camp, in Calais, northern France, on October 25, 2016.
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An island of comfort in the squalid Calais "Jungle," the Khyber Pass Cafe is one of the few still serving customers even as migrants heed an eviction order and camp residents move out. Open since April, the cafe has been housed in a large forest green-colored tent. It took Soheil two weeks to build the Khyber Pass Cafe, named after his native region, which borders Afghanistan.In some ways it serves as a symbol for the community spirit some see in the Jungle.Nearby, Jaan Sina, a 26-year-old from Afghanistan braves the chilly Calais weather as he stands by his stall, looking for buyers for the last of his merchandise.He sells shoes, cellphone battery packs, plastic cutlery, umbrellas, padlocks, washing-up liquid and cigarette filters – an odd mixture of goods that are all vital for day-to-day survival in the Jungle.But Sina, who used to be a taxi driver before he came to the Jungle, is now advertising discounted rates, as he too gets ready to leave.Like many others in the Jungle, Sina fears being separated from the community he has built here.
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