France To Dismantle "Jungle" Camp in Calais

EU | October 22, 2016, Saturday // 15:11|  views


France’s Interior Ministry has announced that the closure of the camp in Calais and the transfer of migrants will start on Monday.

Illegal migrants have been given 72 hours to leave the camp voluntarily.

Announcements to that effect were posted in 9 languages in the camp, known as the “Jungle”.

Within half a year, the tent camp has turned into a huge encampment. According to various estimates, there are between 6,400 and 8,100 migrants living there. Most of them are from Sudan, Afghanistan and Eritrea.

In search of a better life, the migrants attempt to reach the UK via the railway tunnel under the English Channel. Most of these attempts have a tragic end.


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