France demolishes Calais 'Jungle' camp forcing migrants to claim asylum or face deportation

The French government has started clearing the 'Jungle' migrant camp on France's norther coast. Migrants, primarily from Africa and Middle East, used to live there. They try to warm themselves while waiting to be relocated.

FP Staff October 26, 2016 12:41:38 IST
The French government has started clearing the "Jungle" migrant camp on France's norther coast. Migrants, primarily from Africa and Middle East, used to live there. They try to warm themselves while waiting to be relocated. Photo: AFP
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The French government has started clearing the "Jungle" migrant camp on France's norther coast. Migrants, primarily from Africa and Middle East, used to live there. They try to warm themselves while waiting to be relocated. Photo: AFP
The "Jungle" is a collection of tents and shelters patched together. They were burnt down by the authorities during the clearing operation. A migrant walks past a shack set on fire during the demolition of the camp. Photo: AFP
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The "Jungle" is a collection of tents and shelters patched together. They were burnt down by the authorities during the clearing operation. A migrant walks past a shack set on fire during the demolition of the camp. Photo: AFP
The migrants living in Calais were forced to board buses and go to one of the 300 shelters set up by the French government all across the country. The migrants will have to seek asylum in a specific period of time or face deportation Anti-riot policemen patrolled the area to avoid any mishap. Photo: AFP
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The migrants living in Calais were forced to board buses and go to one of the 300 shelters set up by the French government all across the country. The migrants will have to seek asylum in a specific period of time or face deportation Anti-riot policemen patrolled the area to avoid any mishap. Photo: AFP
Around 200 minors from the camp have been sent to the United Kingdom in keeping with the "Dubs" amendment to the Immigration Act after the camp was set on fire. The picture shows a partial view of the "Jungle" camp on fire. Photo: AFP
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Around 200 minors from the camp have been sent to the United Kingdom in keeping with the "Dubs" amendment to the Immigration Act after the camp was set on fire. The picture shows a partial view of the "Jungle" camp on fire. Photo: AFP
While some migrants lamented the demolition drive for shattering their dreams, others were overjoyed at the prospect of moving out of such deplorable conditions. In the picture, migrants look on at the remains of a shelter at the "Jungle" camp. Photo: AFP
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While some migrants lamented the demolition drive for shattering their dreams, others were overjoyed at the prospect of moving out of such deplorable conditions. In the picture, migrants look on at the remains of a shelter at the "Jungle" camp. Photo: AFP