In doing a mini country report for my Berlin study abroad seminar, I came across articles about the “Jungles” in Calais, France – home to around 8,000 migrants. Rather than summarize, I’ll just post a link to the full article and opening paragraph here:
France Dismantles ‘The Jungle’ in Calais: (Oct 2016)
A small camp in Calais, France, housing nearly 8,000 migrants hoping to cross into England, is being evacuated and torn down in what French authorities are calling a “humanitarian” operation. The migrants, fleeing their homes in Africa and the Middle East, are being relocated from the camp known as “the Jungle” to centers across France. Some have decided they do not want to leave, and protests have resulted in fires burning through tents, trailers, shacks, and makeshift shops in the camp. The dismantlement operation is expected to last for a week.