Keyword: Calais

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.

UK rules out dental checks to establish age of Calais migrant minors

A demand by several Conservative MPs that unaccompanied minors allowed to join relatives in the UK from the Calais 'Jungle' migrant camp be screened by dental checks to ensure they are not adults was rejected as an 'inaccurate, inappropriate and unethical' method by the British government.

Sky News team attacked by migrants near Calais

A TV crew filming migrants apparently awaiting an opportunity to stow away in trucks at a service station near the Channel port were set upon last Thursday evening in what they believe was probably an attack motivated by a people smuggler who was on the images.

Calais migrant camp children to begin transfer to Britain 'in days'

Hundreds of unaccompanied minors trapped in the "Jungle" migrant shantytown in Calais, which is due to be demolished, are to be allowed entry into Britain to join relatives as French and British officials speed up the transfer process.

British Calais-bound aid volunteers denied entry to France

A number of volunteers from Britain who were heading to the migrant camp in Calais to distribute aid packages of food, clothes and tents were turned back by French customs officers ahead of the imminent demolition of the so-called 'Jungle'.