UK councils set for arrival of Calais refugee children
Councils are preparing for the arrival of children from the Calais “Jungle” next week as part of a drive to transfer young refugees to Britain before the camp is demolished.
French authorities are poised to begin work to dismantle the site after President Francois Hollande said it would be removed by the end of the year.
Earlier this week Home Secretary Amber Rudd confirmed she had stressed to her French counterpart that children eligible to come to the UK should be moved out of the camp before the demolition process starts.
David Simmonds, chairman of the Local Government Association’s... read more
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