Calais : Migrants cleared from Jungle camp


France says that it has completed an operation to move thousands of migrants out of the “Jungle” camp in Calais.

At least 7,000 people have been living there in squalid conditions.

Migrants queued peacefully to be processed, but there are concerns some will refuse to go because they still want to get to the UK.

Almost 200 children from the camp have been brought to the UK, some of them under the “Dubs” arrangement, according to UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

The number includes 60 girls who were at high risk of sexual exploitation.

The announcement came as parts of the camp continued to burn after blazes were set overnight and in the morning.

The camp has become a key symbol of Europe’s migration crisis, with its residents desperate to reach the UK.

Since the start of the week, French authorities have been bussing thousands of people to shelters and centres where they will be able to seek asylum.

More than 4,000 were reported to have been relocated by the end of Tuesday.

The operation has gone faster than expected and on Wednesday afternoon Ms Buccio said: “It’s the end of the Jungle, our mission is over. There are no more migrants in the camp.”


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