Calais ‘Jungle’ children with nowhere to sleep
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.
French CRS riot police prevent migrants from returning to the “Jungle” during the dismantlement of the camp in Calais, France, yesterday/