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    Workers watch as a crane destroys a caravan, once used as a makeshift shelter, at the site of the 'Jungle' migrant camp, on October 31, 2016 in Calais, northern France, as a massive operation to clear the settlement nears completion

    French Authorities Wrap Up Operation to Demolish Calais Refugee Camp

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    The removal of all shelters in the Calais "Jungle" camp continued uninterrupted, according to the statement of the Pas de Calais prefecture.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French authorities finished on Monday a week-long operation to tear down the Calais "Jungle" camp, the Pas de Calais prefecture said in a statement.

    "The removal of all shelters continued uninterrupted into this Monday, October 31. It ended today at 18:00 [17:00GMT]," the statement read.

    Authorities in northern France began the operation last Monday to relocate up to 6,000 refugees and migrants from the notorious camp to reception centers across the country. Bulldozers moved in to tear down the shanties the following day.

    Hundreds of unaccompanied minors are reportedly housed at a temporary reception center near the former camp. The Calais prefecture said three makeshift temples had been left intact to serve as places of meeting.


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