Calais migrants: France prepares to clear 'Jungle' camp

    Calais migrants: France prepares to clear 'Jungle' camp

    Oct.24, Paris: More than 1,200 police and officials in France are preparing for the clearance of the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais.

    Authorities say some 7,000 people live in the camp in squalid conditions.

    Dozens of migrants began queuing early at reception points where they will be processed and bussed to refugee centres across France.

    But there is concern that some migrants will refuse to go because they still want to get to Britain, and there have been some clashes over the weekend.

    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.

    Charities are helping the French authorities to process minors that remain in the camp, by conducting interviews and establishing who should also be transferred to the UK.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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