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Calais migrant camp shutdown to be shut down Hollande confirms

President Francois Hollande (centre)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

PRESIDENT Francois Hollande said on Monday (September 26) that France will completely shut down “the Jungle” migrant camp in Calais by year-end and called on London to help deal with the plight of thousands of people whose dream is ultimately to get to Britain. “The situation is unacceptable and everyone here knows it,” Hollande said on a visit to the northern port city where as many as 10,000 migrants from war-torn countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan live in squalour. “We must dismantle the camp completely and definitively,” he said. France plans to relocate the migrants in small groups…

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