In other people’s backyards……..
Where exactly in France are Calais migrants being sent?
Published: 24 Oct 2016 17:10 GMT+02:00
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Monday morning saw the beginning of the evacuation of the Calais migrant camp, which has been home to around 6,000 to 8,000 people.
The vast majority of these residents are being sent somewhere in France, with around 2,500 in the process of being bussed out on Monday. Hundreds are also expected to resist being moved and are likely instead to stay in the Calais area.
But the operation is expected to be completed by Wednesday.
It’s understood that the 1,300 minors in the camp will be given an additional 15 days before being sent off, while they learn if they can be sent to the UK as around 200 others have in the past week.
Leading up to the evacuation of the camp, the migrants were told to choose two regions in France where they would prefer to head, something authorities will try to take into account.