- Title: Aerial views show Calais camp one day before evacuation and demolition
- Date: 23rd October 2016
- Summary: IN AIR, CALAIS, FRANCE (OCTOBER 23, 2016) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF AERIAL SHOTS OF CALAIS MIGRANT CAMP KNOWN AS THE "JUNGLE"
- Embargoed: 7th November 2016 15:48
- Keywords: France Calais Jungle migrants refugees camp demolition aerials
- Location: IN AIR, CALAIS, FRANCE
- City: IN AIR, CALAIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Asylum/Immigration/Refugees,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0015584X1J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Aerial footage showed the Calais migrant camp known as the "Jungle" on Sunday (October 23) as France prepared to evacuate over 6,500 migrants ahead of a demolition planned for next week.
A vast evacuation is set to begin on Monday with 60 buses prepared to transport a first wave of migrants to welcome centres across the country, and more expected over the coming days.
French President Francois Hollande last month vowed to tear down the camp, populated with people fleeing troubled areas of Africa and the Middle East hoping to start a new life in Britain on the other side of the Channel.
The dilapidated shelters and muddy alleys on a windswept scrap of land in northern France have become a potent symbol of Europe's failure to provide an adequate response to the migrant crisis.
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