British charities press France ahead of Calais camp closure

British charities press France ahead of Calais camp closure

British charities and lawmakers have urged French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to ensure the safety of children in the “Jungle” Calais migrant camp during its demolition set for Monday. The signatories said in a letter dated Friday they had “very serious worries concerning the security and well-being of unaccompanied minors and vulnerable adults”. Cazeneuve has […]

UN backs Calais ‘Jungle’ camp closure but raises child trafficking fears

UN backs Calais ‘Jungle’ camp closure but raises child trafficking fears

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday it welcomed plans to demolish a migrant camp in Calais in northern France, but expressed fears that children were at risk of trafficking if they were not supported during the transition. The ramshackle camp has become a symbol of Europe’s struggle to respond to an influx […]