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    A migrant sleeps next to tents installed in a street near the entrance of the reception center for migrants and refugees at porte de La Chapelle, north of Paris, France, July 6, 2017

    Camp Accommodating Some 2,000 Migrants Evacuated in North of Paris

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    The migrant camp in Porte de la Chapelle neighborhood in the north of Paris is being evacuated early on Friday morning, following the decision of Interior Minister Gerard Collomb to dismantle the overcrowded settlement in the 18th district of the French capital.

    PARIS (Sputnik) The evacuation of the camp, which accommodates some 2,000 migrants, is the biggest operation of migrant sheltering in six months.

    Some 70 buses are taking the migrants to the temporary shelters in Ile-de-France, according to Franceinfo media portal.

    The camp was created in November 2016 as the primary reception center and was fast overcrowded, with 400 migrants arriving per week, according to Collomb. The migrants were camping in the streets around the reception shelter.


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