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France: Tensions high in Calais as French-British authorities struggle to find solution00:59

France: Tensions high in Calais as French-British authorities struggle to find solution

France, Calais
August 5, 2014 at 01:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of migrants were still displaced in makeshift camps in Calais on Tuesday, with France demanding Britain "share the burden."

As the two countries attempt to find a solution, migrants live in tents or squats in the industrial area next to the towns harbour. French authorities have tried to break the camps up, but the people living there say they have nowhere else to go.

According to France's national statistics agency 'INSEE', currently 1,664 registered immigrants live in the commune of Calais. In France as a whole there are 276,730 refugees, asylum seekers or officially stateless people. Eight people have died this year whilst trying to cross the border from France to Britain.

France: Tensions high in Calais as French-British authorities struggle to find solution00:59
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Hundreds of migrants were still displaced in makeshift camps in Calais on Tuesday, with France demanding Britain "share the burden."

As the two countries attempt to find a solution, migrants live in tents or squats in the industrial area next to the towns harbour. French authorities have tried to break the camps up, but the people living there say they have nowhere else to go.

According to France's national statistics agency 'INSEE', currently 1,664 registered immigrants live in the commune of Calais. In France as a whole there are 276,730 refugees, asylum seekers or officially stateless people. Eight people have died this year whilst trying to cross the border from France to Britain.

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