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    French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux called on Wednesday for dismantling of the Grande-Synthe migrants camp near Dunkirk city in the northern France as soon as possible.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — He stressed that the government could not leave the things as they were at the moment.

    "It is no longer just a question of re-establishing public order [in the camp]… [but of] progressive dismantling of the camp which should start as soon as possible," Le Roux said during a hearing at the French Senate, according to France Soir newspaper.

    About 1,500 migrants are living in the Grande-Synthe camp, with half of them having arrived there after dismantlement of Calais refugee camp in October 2016.

    The Grande-Synthe camp, populated mostly by Kurds, was built by the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in March 2016 to accommodate migrants and refugees living in tents and makeshift shelters.

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