PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande on Saturday confirmed plans to close the squalid Calais migrant camp known as "the Jungle," saying he hopes authorities can relocate as many as 9,000 migrants to reception centres across France in the coming weeks.

Hollande, visiting one of France's 164 migrant reception centres in the central city of Tours, said conditions in the Calais camp are "not acceptable" and "extremely difficult," especially for those who fled war to get there.

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