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France: The Calais migrant crisis is not over
Varsity (UK) – October 08, 2017
In October 2016, the Calais ‘Jungle’ – a temporary town of refugee housing, shops and other facilities – was demolished. The estimated 8,000 inhabitants were evicted, with most relocated across the country by the French authorities. After the operation, the prefect of Pas-de-Calais declared, “our mission is accomplished”. It wasn’t. There is also evidence of violence against people themselves: a recent Human Rights Watch report claimed the police “routinely use pepper spray on child and adult migrants while they are sleeping”, according to “nearly every asylum seeker” interviewed.
Also: Asylum: up to 400 refugee children stuck in France, lawyers say: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/oct/08/asylum-up-to-400-refugee-children-stuck-in-france-lawyers-say