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Last ‘Jungle’ children moved to shelters around France

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OUT OF THE ‘JUNGLE’ Unaccompanied migrant minors, from the recently-demolished ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in Calais, arrive to a reception centre in Cerdon, near Orleans, central France, on November 2, 2016. Guillaume Souvant/AFP

French authorities have said that Britain, which has taken around 300 child refugees from Calais since mid-October and promised to take more, will continue to review applications from minors seeking to be transferred there

CALAIS, France (Nov. 3, 2016) — Over 1,600 unaccompanied minors left in Calais after the demolition of the infamous “Jungle” migrant camp were bussed to shelters across France on Wednesday, November 2, even as many still hoped to be admitted to Britain.  Continue reading Last ‘Jungle’ children moved to shelters around France

France to move migrant youths from razed ‘Jungle’ camp

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A migrant walks in the ‘Jungle’ migrant camp, in Calais, northern France, on November 1, 2016, a day after a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement where 6,000-8,000 people have been living in dire conditions. Philippe Huguen/AFP

The minors have been awaiting news of their transfer to Britain or alternative housing in France, with their fate a source of enduring tension between London and Paris

CALAIS, France (Nov. 2, 2016) — Around 1,500 unaccompanied minors living near the demolished “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais will be moved to reception centers around France starting on Wednesday, November 2, authorities said.  Continue reading France to move migrant youths from razed ‘Jungle’ camp

France clears Calais camp as concern mounts in Paris

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Workers watch as a crane destroys a caravan, once used as a makeshift shelter, at the site of the ‘Jungle’ migrant camp, on October 31, 2016 in Calais, northern France, as a massive operation to clear the settlement nears completion. Philippe Huguen/AFP

While the Calais camp is now demolished and thousands have been sent to lodgings elsewhere, the fate of the unaccompanied minors housed in containers near the site remains unresolved

CALAIS, France (Nov. 1, 2016) — French demolition teams cleared the last shacks in the Calais “Jungle” on Monday, October 31, signaling the end of the notorious camp as concerns mount for thousands of migrants sleeping rough in Paris.  Continue reading France clears Calais camp as concern mounts in Paris

Britain to start building anti-migrant wall in Calais

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In this file photo, migrants stand near the A16 motorway near the site of the Eurotunnel in Coquelles, near Calais, northern France on January 21, 2016. Philippe Huguen/AFP

The wall, which is expected to cost 2.7 million euros ($3.0 million), will be the latest barrier to go up around Europe as the continent struggles with its biggest migrant influx in decades

LONDON, United Kingdom (Sept. 7, 2016) — Britain is to start building a wall in the northern French port of Calais to stop migrants jumping on trucks, under a deal agreed earlier this year, the interior ministry said on Wednesday, September 7.  Continue reading Britain to start building anti-migrant wall in Calais

Dignity only in death for migrants at France’s Calais ‘Jungle’

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THE JUNGLE. Migrants chat outside their tents in the “Jungle”, the biggest makeshift camp to spring up along the northern French coast, in the port town of Calais, on March 30, 2016. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

They fled hardship and war only to find misery and squalor, but migrants who meet a gruesome end in northern France hoping to reach England are finally getting a touch of dignity in death

CALAIS, France (May 22, 2016) — They fled hardship and war only to find misery and squalor, but migrants who met a gruesome end in northern France hoping to reach England are finally getting a touch of dignity in death. Continue reading Dignity only in death for migrants at France’s Calais ‘Jungle’

Tusk tells economic migrants ‘Do not come to Europe’

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MIGRANT CRISIS. European Council President Donald Tusk speaks to journalists before visiting a Migrants Reception Center in Dobova, Slovenia, on March 2, 2016. Photo by Jure Makovec/AFP
EU President Donald Tusk also lashes out at ‘unilateral’ actions by EU members as the bloc grapples with the migrant crisis

ATHENS, Greece (Mar. 3, 2016) — EU President Donald Tusk on Thursday, March 3, issued a stark warning to economic migrants not to come to Europe, as he castigated countries for taking unilateral action to tackle the crisis.

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EU unveils 700M-euro migrant aid plan for Greece

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WORSENING CRISIS. Refugees wait to take the permission to pass the Greek-FYROM borders at the refugee camp in Idomeni, Greece, March 2, 2016. Photo by Simela Pantzartzi/EPA
The funds would be allocated over 3 years under the plan, which must be approved by a majority of member states and the European Parliament

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 2, 2016) — The EU on Wednesday, March 2, proposed 700 million euros in emergency aid for Greece and other states as it began to tackle the migrant crisis within its borders like humanitarian disasters in developing countries.

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