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Calais: "Jungle" migrant camp will be completely dismantled

26 September 2016
Calais: "Jungle" migrant camp will be completely dismantled

On 26 September, during a visit to the port of Calais French President Francois Hollande has said the "Jungle" migrant camp will be "completely, definitively dismantled".

Mr Hollande was meeting police, port officials, and politicians but is not expected to visit the camp itself.

Between 7,000 and 10,000 migrants and refugees live in the Jungle amid squalid conditions, many of them hoping to enter the UK illegally by hiding on lorries crossing the English Channel.

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