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First 14 Unaccompanied Children from Calais “Jungle” Reach Britain

LONDON, Oct 17 – A first busload of children arrived in Britain on Monday from the “Jungle” camp near the French port of Calais as the British government started to act on its commitment to take in unaccompanied migrant children before the camp is destroyed. The fate of children staying in the Jungle, a squalid

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Charities ask French Court to Halt Calais Migrant Camp Closure

LILLE/PARIS, Oct 13 – A group of charities has asked a court to block the imminent closure of the “Jungle” migrant camp in northern France where thousands of refugees are living in squalid conditions, many of them desperate to reach Britain. The legal challenge comes as protests mount in some areas where the government plans

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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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Truckers Slow Traffic at Calais in Protest at Migrant Impact

By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France Sept 5 – Two convoys of trucks and tractors slowed traffic to a crawl on the motorway approach to France’s northern port of Calais on Monday, with protesters demanding the closure of a migrants camp they blame for mounting insecurity and an ailing local economy. Dubbed the “jungle”, the squalid

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