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One in Three Child Migrants Missing after Calais Jungle Closure

By Zoe Tabary LONDON, Nov 24 – Nearly one in three migrant children tracked by a refugee charity have gone missing since the “Jungle” camp in the northern French town of Calais was dismantled in October, the organisation said on Wednesday. Refugee Youth Service said it could not locate a third of the 179 child

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France Begins Transferring Calais Child Migrants to Reception Centres

CALAIS, France, Nov 2  – France began moving about 1,500 unaccompanied child migrants from the site of a demolished camp to reception centres across the country on Wednesday, as a feud with Britain over who takes care of the youths dragged on. The first busload departed at around 08:30 a.m. (0730 GMT) and was headed

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Police Swoop on Paris Migrant Camp After Calais Jungle Clearout

By Johnny Cotton and Emmanuel Jarry PARIS, Oct 31  – French riot police swooped on an illegal migrant camp in northeastern Paris just after dawn on Monday, sparking a brief standoff at a site where numbers have soared since the closure of the Jungle camp in the northern port city of Calais. The operation, largely

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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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As Calais ‘Jungle’ Closes, Women Migrants in Smaller Camps Fear Influx

By Lin Taylor and Sally Hayden NORRENT-FONTES, France, Oct 25  – At a small, muddy makeshift migrant camp in the quiet countryside of Norrent-Fontes, some 70 kilometres (43 miles) from Calais in northern France, Ethiopian and Eritrean women prepare to cook injera, a type of flatbread, for their lunch. Inside a wooden shack lined with

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Demolition of France’s “Jungle” Migrant Camp Set to Begin

By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France, Oct 25  – France will begin dismantling the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais on Tuesday as several hundred more inhabitants queued for temporary housing in centres across France. More than 2,300 camp dwellers – more than a third of the total – left the filthy shanty-town outside the northern port

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France Starts Clearing “Jungle” Migrant Camp in Calais

By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France, Oct 24 – France began clearing the sprawling “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais on Monday, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centres across the country. The first buses departed less than an hour after immigration workers started the operation and officials predicted some

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