Post Tagged with: "Calais"

French authorities evacuate children from Calais camps

November 2, 2016 10:30 pm
French authorities evacuate children from Calais camps

An aerial image taken on November 1, 2016 shows the Calais camp, northern France. (By AFP) French authorities have started evacuating some 1,500 unaccompanied children living near the notorious Calais refugee camp in northern France, known as “The Jungle.” French officials said about 30 buses are expected to leave from […]

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French government authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty

October 27, 2016 5:00 am
French government authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty

A migrant looks at the remains of a shop burnt in the makeshift migrant camp near Calais, northern France. French authorities have cleared the camp. Photo / AP The grim camp known as “the jungle,” a symbol of Europe’s failure to come to grips with its crisis over asylum seekers, […]

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French workers tear down Calais Jungle camp

1:44 am
French workers tear down Calais Jungle camp

Migrants wait to register outside a processing centre outside the Jungle camp. The authorities have said those who agree to be moved can seek asylum in France and that those who refuse risk deportation. Picture / AP French workers escorted by riot police yesterday began tearing down shacks and tents […]

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Massive fires rage across French refugee camp in Calais amid evacuation

October 26, 2016 5:40 pm
Massive fires rage across French refugee camp in Calais amid evacuation

Refugees are seen next to burning makeshift shelters at the “Jungle” camp in Calais, northern France, on October 26, 2016 during a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement. (Photo by AFP) Massive fires have been raging overnight through the refugee camp in the French port city of Calais that […]

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France now razing infamous ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais

October 25, 2016 4:16 pm
France now razing infamous ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais

Gendarms stand guard as asylum seekers queue during the full evacuation of the “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais, northern France, on October 25, 2016. (Photo by AFP) French police are being deployed as authorities begin dismantling the “Jungle” refugee camp in Calais amid reports of scuffles with the settlers.  Demolition workers […]

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France starts evacuation of refugees from notorious Calais camp

October 24, 2016 9:00 am
France starts evacuation of refugees from notorious Calais camp

French authorities have started the evacuation of refugees from the notorious Calais camp amid simmering tensions between police and residents of the slum-like facility known as “The Jungle.” Refugee men and women, carrying suitcases and bundles of possessions, started arriving on Monday at the reception points, where they will be put […]

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Police in France fire teargas at refugees in Calais

October 23, 2016 6:40 pm
Police in France fire teargas at refugees in Calais

French riot police stand near refugees as preparations continue for the evacuation of the makeshift camp in Calais, France, October 22, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Police in France have fired teargas at refugees during clashes in a camp in the northern port city of Calais ahead of the demolition of […]

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France ready to dismantle ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais soon: Minister

October 15, 2016 7:28 am
France ready to dismantle ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais soon: Minister

A child rides his bicycle in a makeshift camp for refugees near Calais, France, February 25, 2016. (Photo by AP) France says it will begin soon completely destroying the sprawling “Jungle” camp in the northern port city of Calais, home to thousands of refugees waiting to cross into Britain. “The dismantlement will begin […]

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French police clash with refugees and human rights activists outside Calais camp

October 1, 2016 8:11 pm
French police clash with refugees and human rights activists outside Calais camp

French police have clashed with refugees and human rights activists outside a makeshift refugee camp in northern France near the port city of Calais. Riot police on Saturday used tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters who had gathered under a bridge.  Police forced the protesters, who planned to march […]

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French President Francois Hollande visits Calais for first time in 5 years of presidency

September 26, 2016 1:44 pm
French President Francois Hollande visits Calais for first time in 5 years of presidency

French President Francois Hollande delivers a speech during a visit to Calais, northern France, on September 26, 2016. (Photo by AFP) French President Francois Hollande has demanded that the notorious Calais camp in northern France be dismantled where thousands of refugees living in squalid conditions hope to reach Britain. Hollande paid a […]

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