French police demolish hundreds of immigrant camps in Calais

[Paris, France]French police dismantled a temporary refugee camp in a port in northern Calais on Friday, eliminating hundreds in one of the largest operations in recent months.

Since the relaxation of the coronavirus blockade and the reopening of the border within the European Union, immigrants have begun to gather again in Calais, hoping to reach Britain via the Channel Tunnel.

According to local officials, the number of migrants has increased significantly in recent weeks, finding huts and temporary shelters in the southern part of the town.

“Hundreds of migrants, including about 30 children, have been identified on the premises,” they said in a statement.

Work began around 6 am and migrants were taken to various reception centers in the area.

Authorities repeatedly dismantled the illegal campsite and reappeared it elsewhere within a few months.

Many migrants fled countries suffering from war and poverty, and fled from North Africa, the Middle East and Asia to France.

Immigrants are now scattered in several camps on the outskirts of Calais since the dismantling of the huge “Curry Jungle”, which was home to up to 9,000 people in 2016.

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