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France: Last remaining refugees take shelter at Calais 'jungle' school02:07

France: Last remaining refugees take shelter at Calais 'jungle' school

France, Calais
October 28, 2016 at 14:31 GMT -00:00 · Published

Refugees and migrants remaining at the almost-deserted "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais stayed at the site's school on Friday, before it too is knocked down.

Fires continued to rage at camp in Calais on Friday morning. Fire-fighters have had to tackle several blazes since authorities began demolishing the camp five days ago. Demolition work also continued throughout the day in the camp involving diggers and other heavy machinery.

Around 10,000 refugees and migrants used to live in the camp, in the hope they would eventually make their way from Calais to the UK. However the British government so far has only accepted has 274 children out of the thousands of hopeful refugees. Nonetheless, the French government started to dismantle the camp without the necessary alternative accommodation for 10,000 refugees being available, leaving hundreds of people, including minors, without shelter.

Former Jungle inhabitants are supposed to get relocated to some 300 different sites across France, but according to campaigners many ended up sleeping rough for the second night in a row.

France: Last remaining refugees take shelter at Calais 'jungle' school02:07
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Refugees and migrants remaining at the almost-deserted "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais stayed at the site's school on Friday, before it too is knocked down.

Fires continued to rage at camp in Calais on Friday morning. Fire-fighters have had to tackle several blazes since authorities began demolishing the camp five days ago. Demolition work also continued throughout the day in the camp involving diggers and other heavy machinery.

Around 10,000 refugees and migrants used to live in the camp, in the hope they would eventually make their way from Calais to the UK. However the British government so far has only accepted has 274 children out of the thousands of hopeful refugees. Nonetheless, the French government started to dismantle the camp without the necessary alternative accommodation for 10,000 refugees being available, leaving hundreds of people, including minors, without shelter.

Former Jungle inhabitants are supposed to get relocated to some 300 different sites across France, but according to campaigners many ended up sleeping rough for the second night in a row.

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