Hol­lande: No more mi­grants at Calais camp

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French Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande says mi­grants won’t be al­lowed to re­set­tle at a now-razed camp in Calais that had be­come a vast, lawless slum. Au­thor­i­ties cleared the last of the camp’s makeshift shel­ters on Mon­day night af­ter evac­u­at­ing 5,000 mi­grants to tem­po­rary hous­ing around France. In an in­ter­view pub­lished in La Voix du Nord news­pa­per, Hol­lande is quoted as say­ing: “I prom­ise [Calais res­i­dents] that there will not be a new set­tle­ment.” He said more than 1,000 un­der­age mi­grants now housed in con­tain­ers in Calais will move within days to “ded­i­cated cen­tres” where Bri­tish au­thor­i­ties can study their cases. Hol­lande urged Bri­tain to “do its share” to take in child mi­grants flee­ing fight­ing and poverty.

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