Calais Jungle camp to empty as last migrant families move out


The last residents of the sprawling Jungle migrant camp in Calais are being evacuated.

Up to 400 women and children will be transferred to family centres around France so the government can shut the site for good.

The migrants had been housed in a municipal building near the English Channel port which became the anchor of the camp.

The families are being bussed to processing centres where they can seek asylum in France or Britain, regional administration spokesman Steve Barbet said.

Over the past 10 days, authorities have moved nearly 7,000 people out of the camp to sites around France.

Migrants fleeing fighting and poverty in the Middle East and Africa have converged on Calais to try to sneak to Britain by hiding out in freight trucks.

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