Photo Story: France Plans to Evict up to 1,000 Migrants from "The Jungle'' Camp in Calais

French authorities unveiled on 12 February a plan to move some migrants out of the makeshift camp on the outskirts of Calais within a week. Some 4,000 to 7,000 migrants live in squalid conditions in the camp known as "The Jungle".  An estimated 800 to 1,000 migrants will have to move to purpose-built basic lodgings in converted shipping containers, next to camp, or move to other accommodation centres in France. The authorities plan to create a no-man’s zone in the southern part of the camp in order to keep an eye on asylum seekers trying to reach Britain via the Channel tunnel.


5 of 8 | February 15, 2016, Monday EPA/BGNES

A migrant walks among the tents and huts of the camp known as `The Jungle` next to the fenced area made of shipping containers used as housing in Calais, France, 15 February 2016.

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