Calais ‘Jun­gle’ chil­dren with nowhere to sleep

The Star (Kenya) - - News World -

Sev­eral hun­dred mi­grants re­main in­side the “Jun­gle” camp in Calais, say BBC re­porters at the scene, de­spite French of­fi­cials claim­ing the camp is now empty.

About 100 un­ac­com­pa­nied mi­nors were left with nowhere to sleep overnight, aid work­ers say.

They are said to be be­com­ing in­creas­ingly des­per­ate.

Nearly 5,600 peo­ple have been moved to re­cep­tion cen­tres since Mon- day, the govern­ment said.

This in­cludes about 1,500 un­ac­com­pa­nied mi­nors be­ing housed in an on-site con­tainer camp, which ac­tivists say is now full. De­mo­li­tion crews are con­tin­u­ing to clear re­main­ing tents and shel­ters from the area, which were dam­aged in fires re­port­edly set by de­part­ing mi­grants.

Fa­bi­enne Buc­cio, the pre­fect of Pas-de-Calais, said it was “mis­sion ac­com­plished” for the op­er­a­tion. The camp has be­come a key sym­bol of Europe’s mi­gra­tion cri­sis, with its res­i­dents des­per­ate to reach the UK.

Caro­line Gre­gory of Calais Ac­tion, a Bri­tish char­ity, said about 100 un­ac­com­pa­nied chil­dren had been left in the camp overnight. “We were beg­ging the French au­thor­i­ties to ac­tu­ally do some­thing about the refugee chil­dren and noth­ing was done,” she said.

REUTERS

French CRS riot po­lice pre­vent mi­grants from re­turn­ing to the “Jun­gle” dur­ing the dis­man­tle­ment of the camp in Calais, France, yes­ter­day/

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