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    By Thursday 27 October, the French authorities had declared the demolition of so-called jungle camp in Calais over, while charities and aid workers claimed many child refugees still had nowhere to go.

    Before the demolition began, the world's media had descended at dawn on Calais and it's make-shift refugee camp called the Jungle.

    A migrant is seen in silhouette near flames from a burning makeshift shelter on the second day of the evacuation of migrants and their transfer to reception centers in France, as part of the dismantlement of the camp called the Jungle in Calais, France, October 25, 2016
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    A migrant is seen in silhouette near flames from a burning makeshift shelter on the second day of the evacuation of migrants and their transfer to reception centers in France, as part of the dismantlement of the camp called the "Jungle" in Calais, France, October 25, 2016

    Complaints from volunteer aid organizations of being "left in the dark" were upheld as the demolition began — and it seems many aid workers and charities are still none the wiser, offering afterwards an alternative account of events from the French authorities who claim the camp is clear.

    ​According to a recent Facebook post by aid organization Calais Action, "Chaotic and deeply distressing scenes continue to be reported from Calais."

    ​When fire engulfed the camp, rendering it too dangerous to return to, dozens of children were left without shelter "out in the freezing cold."

    ​Care for the children is being given by volunteer organizations who claim the official reaction to the children has been "negligent and dismissive."

    "The local authorities have unbelievably labeled the clearance as 'mission accomplished' while children are suffering due to their wholly inadequate preparation and heavy-handed execution," according to Calais Action.

    ​Any minors left in the camp are reportedly being arrested by French police.

    ​Charity Save the Children, said it remained "extremely concerned" about children who had not been registered and left with nowhere to go.

    ​As the demolition of the site is scaled up — so is the machinery to destroy it.

    ​A total of 5,595 people have been evacuated from the camp and bussed away, according to the French ministry.

    Humanitarian organizations on the ground say between 500 and 1,000 migrants, including 300 children and teenagers remain stranded in Calais.

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