Keyword: Calais

Police accused of 'inhumane' treatment to Paris migrants


As winter bites in the French capital, three humanitarian associations allege the police have been harassing migrants on the streets of Paris and in some cases tear-gassing them as they queue at the refugee centre. And following the destruction of the so-called Jungle migrant camp in Calais, a local association says remaining migrants there are also suffering harassment. Carine Fouteau interviewed Corinne Torre of Médecins Sans Frontières to find out more.

French presidential front-runner 'will close UK border at Calais'

A spokesman for the conservative frontrunner candidate for the 2017 presidential elections, Alain Juppé, has said the UK border post in Calais will, if he becomes president, be closed as an 'uncomfortable consequence' of Brexit.

UK-bound migrant minors in France 'on hunger strike'

Charities report hunger strikes and absconding among the 1,600 children and young people evacuated from the Calais 'jungle' camp to centres across France where many are kept unaware of the progress of their applications to join relatives in Britain.

Migrants hiding in northern France after Calais camp demolished

Some have headed for Grande-Synthe refugee camp at Dunkirk but many migrants are sleeping in ditches near coast and still trying to reach UK.

France moves Calais child migrants

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve says Britain has agreed to take in 'several hundred' of the around 1,600 child migrants in the town.

More people sleeping rough in Paris after Calais camp closed

Officials say rise in number of people living on street in capital could be linked to the demolition of so-called 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais.

France and UK bicker over child migrants in Calais

French ministers have hit back at apparent British criticism of way migrant children are being treated while Calais camp is dismantled.

Calais 'Jungle' cleared of migrants says French official

But charities said many unaccompanied minors at the camp had not been processed and reporters said groups of adults remained in area.

Calais 'Jungle' clearance resumes after overnight tent-burning

A number of migrants 'followed tradition' and set ablaze their tents and their shelters when they left, says local French official.

Demolition of Calais 'Jungle' migrant camp set to begin

Officials say demolition will start by hand and bulldozers will not roll in immediately in an effort to minimize tensions as evacuation continues. 

Peace reigns as France clears 'Jungle' migrant camp

After sporadic unrest overnight, migrants waited with calm resignation to be relocated by bus in France while asylum requests are considered.

Calais migrants: France begins to clear 'Jungle' camp

More than 1,200 police and officials have begun operation to clear the 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais which has been housing 7,000 people.

Race for UK entry of unaccompanied minors as Calais camp is evacuated

With the expected dismantlement of the 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais to begin as of Monday morning, the French authorities step up attempts with UK counterparts to save children who have right of entry into Britain from being herded with adults into centres around France amid 'chaos' of evacuation. 

Calais migrant 'Jungle' camp evacuation to begin on Monday

The evacuation and subsequent demolition of the makeshift camp estimated to shelter up to 10,000 migrants attempting to reach Britain in clandestine crossings of the English Channel will begin on October 24th, the French authorities have announced, when thousands of migrants will be bussed to refugee centres around France.

Juppé says UK border should be moved from Calais back to Kent

The veteran French conservative Alain Juppé, who is currently favourite for his party's nomination to run as presidential candidate in elections next year, has said France can no longer tolerate the situation in Calais where thousands of migrants hoping to enter the UK are stranded, and called for Le Touquet agreement to be scrapped.