Keyword: Calais

UK offers Nato security fence to help Calais tackle migrants

British immigration minister says fencing could replace the 'inadequate' barriers at the French port as tensions rise over migrant issue.

France must control its borders says former British home secretary

Amid growing concerns over migrants in Calais, Lord Howard says France has 'lost control' of frontiers under Schengen Agreement.

Calais mayor warns of blockade over illegal migration

Natacha Bouchart says town is held 'hostage' by about 1,300 migrants and will block port unless UK does more to control their numbers.

African migrant clashes in Calais leave 51 injured

Police in used tear gas to stop a third recent incident of fighting between Sudanese and Eritrean migrants in the French channel port.

French police make fresh move on Calais migrants

Officers clear makeshift camp housing some 500 migrants at a food distribution point close to the French port where they had been squatting.

 

Riot police dismantle Calais migrant camps

The insalubrious camps of migrants hoping to reach Britain, were razed for what officials said were health and safety reasons.

France calls on Britain to 'share' Calais immigrant 'burden'

Interior minister wants 'renegotiation' of the Anglo-French agreement which led to closure of notorious Sangatte refugee camp in 2002.

Syrian migrants 'ready to die' to reach British shores

Dozens of Syrian refugees in France, who have blocked an entry ramp to English Channel ferries in Calais, say they are determined to get to UK.

The run-down district of Calais where the only inheritance is poverty

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This week a major national conference has been taking place to highlight the crippling level of poverty on France, which affects around 8.6 million people. Ministers, officials, trade unions representatives and workers from local voluntary associates have been meeting to thrash out a plan of action. Mediapart's Rachida El Azzouzi travelled to Calais in north-west France to see the reality of poverty at first hand. In one area of the town she found that all that is handed down from generation to generation is poverty and unemployment.