Calais camp to be dismantled, says Hollande
French President Francois Hollande, who visited the port of Calais on Monday, said the sprawling “Jungle” migrant camp there would be “completely dismantled”.
He also called on Britain to “play its part” in resolving the migrant crisis. Most of the migrants in the camp, many from Sudan and Afghanistan, want to go to Britain and try to stow away on lorries heading across the Channel. “I am determined to see British authorities play their part in the humanitarian effort that France is undertaking here,” Hollande said.
The “Jungle” houses 7,000-10,000 people. Calais authorities are building a wall funded by Britain to prevent migrants from smuggling onto lorries heading to the port.