- Title: Migrants rush to leave Calais camp on evacuation's second day
- Date: 25th October 2016
- Summary: CALAIS, FRANCE (OCTOBER 25, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS QUEUING OUTSIDE HANGAR AS POLICE STAND BY MIGRANTS WAITING MIGRANTS' FEET VARIOUS OF POLICE HOLDING BACK CROWD OF CHILD MIGRANTS CHILD MIGRANTS POLICE MIGRANT WAITING POLICE VAN DRIVING PAST VARIOUS OF MIGRANTS WAITING PAKISTANI MIGRANT, HASSAN YOUSAFZAI, QUEUING WITH FRIENDS (SOUNDBITE) (French) PAKISTANI MIGRANT, HASSAN YOUSAFZAI, SAYING: "We are leaving today and now we're going to a home from here and we are happy." LUGGAGE (SOUNDBITE) (French) PAKISTANI MIGRANT, HASSAN YOUSAFZAI, SAYING: "Because I have many issues to leave my country. It's about the Taliban, I have a problem, so I leave my country. It's difficult for me but I will survive, to keep going on and make my future." POLICE
- Embargoed: 9th November 2016 07:27
- Keywords: Calais migrants camp Jungle refugees France
- Location: CALAIS, FRANCE
- City: CALAIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00155I5VEV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The evacuation of the Calais "Jungle" continued in earnest on Tuesday (October 25) the day after the first 2,300 people were bused away from the slum.
Hundreds of migrants once again queued before dawn outside a vast hangar waiting to be registered and sent to one of the 450 "welcome centres" across France.
There were chaotic scenes as minors were held back by police on one side of the street.
London and Paris have been at odds over the fate of about 1,300 unaccompanied child migrants.
The French government last week urged Britain to step up its efforts and resettle child migrants.
Pakistani migrant Hassan Yousafzai said he had actually enjoyed his three months in the Jungle, though he was now happy to be leaving.
"We are leaving today and now we're going to a home from here and we are happy," he said, adding he hoped to pursue his studies in electrical engineering.
"I have many issues to leave my country. It's about the Taliban, I have a problem, so I left my country. It's difficult for me but I will survive, to keep going on and make my future," he said.
The authorities were set to begin to take down the makeshift shelters abandoned by departing migrants later on Tuesday, an operation they said they hoped would take a week.
An interior ministry spokesman said that the demolition operation would start by hand and that the bulldozers would not roll in immediately in an effort to minimise tensions.
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