Jungle refugee camp faces closure after French court rejects appeal

Jungle refugee camp faces closure after French court rejects appeal
 

French authorities are expected to empty the migrant camp in Calais in the coming weeks and dismantle it by the start of winter.
A Lille court has rejected a request from aid groups to postpone the closure, arguing that authorities are not ready to relocate its residents.
Charity groups warned that many of the migrants do not want to stay in France and may set up camp elsewhere to continue trying to cross the English Channel to Britain.
The French interior and housing ministers welcomed the court's ruling and said the camp should be dismantled before winter sets in.
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18 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 32
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