MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Since 2015, Calais has been the home to a large migrant camp – the so-called Jungle – notorious for its horrible living conditions. Thousands of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa have arrived to the Jungle, located not far from the Channel Tunnel, in hopes of reaching the United Kingdom.
"In total, 5,596 people have been given shelter since the beginning of the dismantlement," the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
On Monday, French authorities began dismantling the Calais camp, relocating its inhabitants to facilities across the country. On Wednesday, Calais prefect Fabienne Buccio said that all migrants had been cleared from the camp.