EU migrant crisis: France starts clearing Calais “Jungle”
French demolition teams acting on an eviction order have begun dismantling huts with hammers in part of the Calais migrant camp known as the Jungle. French officials say public areas in the camp such as places of worship or schools will not be affected and describe the clearance as a “humanitarian operation”.
Conditions in the southern sector are squalid and the camp’s sprawling presence has become a controversial issue in both France and the UK. In this context, the government plans to relocate migrants to proper reception centres. However, while the authorities believe some 1,000 migrants will be affected by the eviction plan while aid agencies say the number of people living there is much higher.
Moreover, officials say migrants have three options: either moving into heated container accommodation in the northern sector of the camp or to similar accommodation elsewhere in France, or to claim asylum in France.
But many residents have told the BBC that they do not want to leave. A reality that could lead to a worsen situation, particularly for unaccompanied children, who seem to be approximately 423.
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