Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp evacuation looms

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Migrants wait for their evacuation next to the makeshift camp 'the Jungle' as its dismantlement begins in Calais, France, 24 October 2016. T

Calais ‘Jungle’ migrant camp evacuation looms


France will begin the dismantling of the so-called “Jungle” migrant camp in the northern port city of Calais on October 24. Up to 8,000 migrants are currently living at the camp.

As reported by FRANCE 24 online, the interior ministry warned that the dismantlement could set off further clashes at the camp, after violence erupted overnight on October 19 as the camp’s uncertain future became clear.

On October 22, volunteers at the camp voiced fears that, less than 48 hours before the evacuati...


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