Fearing Calais migrants, Belgium imposes controls on French border

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Refugees try to warm themselves in Zeebrugge, Belgium, 03 February 2016. The refugees - who are lacking a shower, potable water and are sleeping on the ground without a tent - are trying to head into Britain through the port of Zeebrugge.

Fearing Calais migrants, Belgium imposes controls on French border


Belgium decided to impose controls on its border with France, in order to stop migrants bound for Britain choose the country as a transit point, as a large camp near the French city of Calais is set to be cleared.

The locations where the checks would be carried out would be chosen by police and evaluated daily, Interior Minister Jan Jambon said.

Authorities near the Belgian coast intercepted 950 Britain-bound migrants in January, up from 360 in November. Three quarters of those intercepted...


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