February 19, 2018

France to start demolition of Calais migrant camp

France to start demolition of Calais migrant camp

French officials are preparing for the clearance of the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais, due to start on Monday. Authorities say some 7,000 people live in the camp in squalid conditions. They will be offered placements in refugee centres across France.

But there is concern that some migrants will refuse to go because they still want to get to Britain. The UK has begun to accept some of the estimated 1,300 unaccompanied children from the camp. The first group without family ties to the UK has arrived in Britain under the “Dubs amendment” rules, which grant refuge to the most vulnerable. Read more

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