calais jungle

Young Calais Migrants Pray in “Jungle” Church Before Demolition

PARIS, Oct 31 – Dozens of young Ethiopian and Eritrean migrants gathered on Sunday at a makeshift Orthodox church in the Calais “Jungle” camp, one of the only places still standing in the area, to attend a last service before the demolition is completed. Bulldozers are flattening the sprawl of ramshackle huts and tents in

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Hollande Says UK Must Take Share of Responsibility for Calais Minors

DOUE-LA-FONTAINE, France, Oct 30  – French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday he had spoken with British Prime Minister Theresa May to convey the message that Britain should take its share of responsibility for minors from the “Jungle” migrant camp of Calais. There was tension this week between the two countries over how to take

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Hollande Confirms Calais Migrant Camp Shutdown, Urges UK Help

By Elizabeth Pineau CALAIS, France, Sept 26  – President Francois Hollande said on Monday that France will completely shut down “the Jungle” migrant camp in Calais and called on London to help deal with the plight of thousands of people whose dream is ultimately to get to Britain. “The situation is unacceptable and everyone here

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