Tuesday, October 25, 2016 France clears ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in CalaisMigrants sit on a bus going to Normandy, as they leave the makeshift migrant camp known as “the jungle” near Calais, northern France, yesterday. But the sprawling camp in the sand dunes of northern France became emblematic of Europe’s migrant crisis, expanding as migrant numbers grew and quickly evolving into Europe’s largest slum, supported by aid groups, and a black eye on France’s image. Another 400 unaccompanied minors were being housed in heated shelters at the camp. The humanitarian organization France Terre d’Asile says 1,291 unaccompanied minors live in the camp. Some doubt the camp’s dismantling will end the migrant influx into northern France which predates the slum.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald October 25, 2016 03:45 UTC