Calais Jungle: Aid groups ask French court to delay demolition

Calais Jungle: Aid groups ask French court to delay demolition
 

Aid groups have asked a French court to delay the closure of the Calais migrant camp, the "Jungle", arguing authorities are not ready to relocate refugees.
The request was filed in Lille and a ruling is expected in 48 hours.
French President Francois Hollande wants to close the Jungle and move the estimated 9,000 migrants it holds to reception centres across France.
The Jungle has become a powerful symbol of Europe's failure to cope with African and Middle Eastern refugees.
The migrants there live amid squalid conditions, many of them hoping to enter the UK illegally by hiding on... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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