- Title: Remaining migrants at 'Jungle' camp taken to reception centres
- Date: 28th October 2016
- Summary: CALAIS, FRANCE (OCTOBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS WALKING MIGRANTS' FEET VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS WALKING MIGRANTS WALKING PAST FENCES BY "THE JUNGLE" CALAIS ROAD SIGN / MIGRANTS WALKING MIGRANTS WALKING VARIOUS OF POLICE WATCHING WHILE MIGRANTS WALK VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS WALKING MIGRANTS' FEET VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS WALKING PAST SIGN READING (FRENCH): "CALAIS" MIGRANTS GATHERED BY BUSES VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS WALKING TOWARDS BUSES BUS MIGRANTS QUEUING FOR BUS MIGRANTS SITTING WAITING FOR BUS MIGRANTS GETTING ON TO BUS MIGRANTS WALKING PAST POLICE BUS OF MIGRANTS LEAVING
- Embargoed: 12th November 2016 14:14
- Keywords: Calais France jungle camp migrants Europe
- Location: CALAIS, FRANCE
- City: CALAIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Reuters ID: LVA00155X78LJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Migrants living in the remains of the "Jungle" camp in Calais were moved to buses on Friday (October 28), destined for reception centres, according to local officials.
Once there, they will be processed to see if they are eligible for asylum and checks will be made to verify if any unaccompanied children have family in Britain.
European Union rules say Britain must take in unaccompanied children who have family ties in the country under so-called Dublin rules. An amendment to those rules adopted in Britain this year states that such minors whose best interests are served by doing so should also be admitted.
The camp's vast site on sandy scrubland was evacuated this week before bulldozers moved in to flatten it.
Government officials in the region say that more than 6,000 people had been moved out of the squalid, ramshackle camp and transferred to towns throughout France.
But concern has switched to upwards of a thousand isolated minors who have been put in large container-box shelters nearby or have simply not signalled their existence. Many want just one thing - transfer to Britain, which is almost visible across the sea from Calais.
French officials declared that the camp was empty on Wednesday (October 26), but charities and volunteers have continued to help migrants sleeping in the remaining tents and debris.
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