Child migrants in Calais seeking smugglers as 'Jungle' camp set to close



LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The fate of up to 1,000 children living without families in the "Jungle" migrant camp that is set for demolition within days remains uncertain with some seeking smugglers to take them to Britain, according to residents and charity groups.
The filthy, ramshackle camp has become a symbol of Europe's struggle to respond to an influx of migrants fleeing war and poverty and is home to more than 6,000 people dreaming of coming to Britain, just 21 miles (33 km) across the English Channel.
An estimated 1,000 unaccompanied children are currently living... read more

 
13 October 2016 in World News, Views: 27
Source: Reuters
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