- Title: More migrants pitch tents on Paris streets as Calais camp shuts
- Date: 28th October 2016
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (OCTOBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) MIGRANTS IN STREET NEXT TO TENTS AND CARDBOARD TWO MIGRANTS NEXT TO STALINGRAD METRO STATION VARIOUS OF TENTS ON PAVEMENT MIGRANTS FOLDING BLANKET POLICE VANS AND TENTS VARIOUS OF MIGRANT SWEEPING STREET STREET SWEEPING ENGINE MATTRESS ON PAVEMENT TRAFFIC / MAKESHIFT CAMP CALAIS, FRANCE (RECENT - OCTOBER 26, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF WORKERS AND MACHINERY CLEARING CALAIS MIGRANT CAMP BUILDING STILL STANDING WITH SIGN READING (English): "BRITISH HOTEL" FORMER HUT SMOULDERING, CHARRED WHEELBARROW VARIOUS OF "FIRE DAMAGE" IN "JUNGLE" CALAIS, FRANCE (RECENT - OCTOBER 27, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF GROUP OF MIGRANTS, MAINLY YOUNG PEOPLE, WITH MANY CARRYING BAGS AND WRAPPED IN BLANKETS, HEADING BACK TO "JUNGLE" CAMP FROM CLOSED RESETTLEMENT CENTRE VARIOUS OF GROUP OF MIGRANTS, MAINLY YOUNG PEOPLE, STANDING BY RIOT POLICE LINED UP NEAR "JUNGLE" MAIN ENTRANCE CALAIS, FRANCE (RECENT - OCTOBER 24, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS BOARDING BUS HEADED TO WELCOME CENTRES ACROSS FRANCE
- Embargoed: 12th November 2016 13:36
- Keywords: Calais migrants Jungle dismantling Paris
- Location: PARIS AND CALAIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS AND CALAIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00155X6OUF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The number of migrants sleeping rough on the streets of Paris has risen by at least a third since the start of the week when the "Jungle" shanty town in Calais was demolished, officials said on Friday (October 28).
Between the Stalingrad and Jaures Paris metro stations, migrants who spent the night camped out on the median strip of a major road, with traffic passing on either side, had scattered on Friday morning, many carrying their tents while police patrolled the centre of the boulevard.
Along the leafy boulevards and a canal in a northeastern corner of Paris, hundreds of tents have been pitched by migrants - mostly Africans who say they are from Sudan - with cardboard on the ground to try and insulate them from the cold.
While the presence of migrants there is not new, it has grown substantially this week, Colombe Brossel, Paris deputy mayor in charge of security issues, told Reuters in a phone interview.
The Paris town hall counted 40 to 50 new tents popping up in the past two days only and they estimate numbers of migrants to have gone from 1,500 before the Calais dismantling last week to up to 2,500 this week.
Brossel however said it wasn't an explosion in numbers.
After years as serving as an illegal base camp for migrants trying to get to Britain, the "Jungle" was finally bulldozed this week and more than 6,000 residents of the ramshackle camp near the English channel were relocated to shelters around France.
The city of Paris has plans to open two migrant centres but they would only have a total capacity of fewer than 1,000 beds.
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