Jungle camp - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Jungle camp


Last 'Jungle' children moved to shelters around France

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:35 AM

French authorities have said that Britain which has taken around 300 child refugees from Calais since mid October and promised to take more will continue to review applications from minors seeking to be transferred there

OUT OF THE 'JUNGLE' Unaccompanied migrant minors, from the recently-demolished 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, arrive to a reception centre in Cerdon, near Orleans, central France, on November 2, 2016. Guillaume Souvant/AFP

France to move migrant youths from razed 'Jungle' camp

Nov 02, 2016 - 7:20 AM

The minors have been awaiting news of their transfer to Britain or alternative housing in France with their fate a source of enduring tension between London and Paris

A migrant walks in the 'Jungle' migrant camp, in Calais, northern France, on November 1, 2016, a day after a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement where 6,000-8,000 people have been living in dire conditions. Philippe Huguen/AFP

France clears Calais camp as concern mounts in Paris

Nov 01, 2016 - 9:49 AM

While the Calais camp is now demolished and thousands have been sent to lodgings elsewhere the fate of the unaccompanied minors housed in containers near the site remains unresolved

Workers watch as a crane destroys a caravan, once used as a makeshift shelter, at the site of the 'Jungle' migrant camp, on October 31, 2016 in Calais, northern France, as a massive operation to clear the settlement nears completion. Philippe Huguen/AFP

'Jungle' migrant camp ablaze as demolition ramps up

Oct 26, 2016 - 4:04 PM

3rd UPDATE Around half of the camp s estimated population of 6 000 to 8 000 migrants have been transferred out since Monday October 24

Smoke rises over makeshift shelters during the full evacuation of the 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, northern France, on October 26, 2016. Philippe Huguen/AFP

France begins demolition of 'Jungle' migrant camp

Oct 25, 2016 - 8:39 AM

4th UPDATE The demolition work comes on the second day of a massive operation to clear the squalid settlement in northern France

LEAVING CALAIS. Migrants, carrying their luggage, walk past a Calais city limit sign as they head towards an official meeting point set by French authorities as part of the full evacuation of the Calais 'Jungle' camp, in Calais, northern France, on October 24, 2016. Francois Lo Presti/AFP

D-Day for Calais 'Jungle' camp clearance

Oct 24, 2016 - 1:09 PM

UPDATED The closure of the squalid camp is aimed at relieving tensions in the Calais area where clashes between police and migrants trying to climb onto trucks heading to Britain are an almost nightly occurrence

GONE SOON. Migrants gather near police vehicles at the 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais, northern France, on October 23, 2016 on the eve of the camp's planned evacuation. Denis Charlet/AFP

France says Britain has 'moral duty' on Calais migrant children

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:26 AM

Britain has a moral duty to let hundreds of migrant children join their relatives across the Channel France says days before the notorious Jungle camp in Calais is due to be bulldozed

In this photo, migrant children are taught at a makeshift school in the 'Jungle' camp in the port town of Calais, northern France, on February 16, 2016. Philippe Huguen/AFP