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    Some 1,600 Migrants Leave Calais as Authorities Dismantling Camp

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    Some 1,600 migrants left Calais camp in northern France by buses on Monday as French authorities have started a planned demolition of the site, UK media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the BBC broadcaster, the processing of migrants took place in a peaceful manner and 40 buses has left the camp.

    The resettlement of the camp, which started earlier in the day, is expected to last for up to a week. Local authorities separate the residents of the camp, who have decided to move away, into four groups, namely: men, unaccompanied children, families and disadvantaged people. After the separation, the migrants would be sent to the migration centers across the country.

    Over 8,000 migrants from the Middle East and North Africa were living in the so-called Jungle – notorious for its horrible living conditions, located not far from the Channel Tunnel, in hopes of reaching the United Kingdom.

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