Calais crisis: Bicycle repair shops, mosques and an Orthodox church – the town where migrants wait to cross to Britain

The Ethiopian Orthodox church stands among the sand dunes a couple of hundred yards from the road leading to the ferry terminal.

It has a gaping hole in one wall and its floor is strewn with planks and other debris. But its congregation are immensely proud of the shrine to the Virgin Mary they are building from bits of wood scavenged from the wasteland they now call their home.

They have fixed a cross at each end of the roof, and a bell to announce prayers sits on a post outside.