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France: 'Irresponsible' - Humanitarian workers blame govt. for build up to Calais brawl02:56

France: 'Irresponsible' - Humanitarian workers blame govt. for build up to Calais brawl

France, Calais
February 2, 2018 at 21:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Footage filmed on Friday shows the area near the former Jungle migrant camp in Calais, northern France after the brawl which resulted in five migrants getting shot. At least five migrants were shot and more than twenty injured during a brawl between migrants of Eritrean and Afghan origin in the northern French port of Calais on Thursday, according to local authorities.Of the five, four people were critically injured. According to authorities there were two fights, one of which started at a food delivery queue and reportedly lasted for nearly two hours."If the implication [of the Minister of the Interior Gérard Collomb] is to say that it is necessary to stop the distributions of meals it is out of the question. It is illegal to deprive people of food to force them to leave, it is against international law," said Loan Torondel, who works with the migrants. Despite authorities dismantling the Jungle camp in 2016, hundreds of migrants are still living in woods close to the area.

France: 'Irresponsible' - Humanitarian workers blame govt. for build up to Calais brawl02:56
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Footage filmed on Friday shows the area near the former Jungle migrant camp in Calais, northern France after the brawl which resulted in five migrants getting shot. At least five migrants were shot and more than twenty injured during a brawl between migrants of Eritrean and Afghan origin in the northern French port of Calais on Thursday, according to local authorities.Of the five, four people were critically injured. According to authorities there were two fights, one of which started at a food delivery queue and reportedly lasted for nearly two hours."If the implication [of the Minister of the Interior Gérard Collomb] is to say that it is necessary to stop the distributions of meals it is out of the question. It is illegal to deprive people of food to force them to leave, it is against international law," said Loan Torondel, who works with the migrants. Despite authorities dismantling the Jungle camp in 2016, hundreds of migrants are still living in woods close to the area.

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