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France: Refugees leave Calais by bus as camp eviction order confirmed02:12

France: Refugees leave Calais by bus as camp eviction order confirmed

France, Calais
February 26, 2016 at 14:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Several refugees departed the 'Jungle' camp near Calais, northern France, on Friday as part of the first stage of a government plan to resettle its inhabitants in refugee centres across France. A judge on Thursday approved the demolition of the existing site.

Local government officials patrolled the camp in order to inform refugees of the eviction and of alternative accommodation. Many refugees however have chosen to stay in the camp and say they will resist any effort to forcibly remove them.

There are thought to be around 1,000 people living in the camp, including dozens of children and teenagers. Marian Humbersot, a volunteer working with children in the camp, criticised the move to evict inhabitants, and said "there is absolutely nothing planned by the state" to accommodate minors.

France: Refugees leave Calais by bus as camp eviction order confirmed02:12
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Several refugees departed the 'Jungle' camp near Calais, northern France, on Friday as part of the first stage of a government plan to resettle its inhabitants in refugee centres across France. A judge on Thursday approved the demolition of the existing site.

Local government officials patrolled the camp in order to inform refugees of the eviction and of alternative accommodation. Many refugees however have chosen to stay in the camp and say they will resist any effort to forcibly remove them.

There are thought to be around 1,000 people living in the camp, including dozens of children and teenagers. Marian Humbersot, a volunteer working with children in the camp, criticised the move to evict inhabitants, and said "there is absolutely nothing planned by the state" to accommodate minors.

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