Migrants hoping to reach Britain scrambled aboard a cross-Channel ferry in the northern French port of Calais, sparking a vast police sweep of the ship, officials said Sunday.
President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday vowed that France would no longer allow migrant camps like the notorious ‘Jungle’ as he defended a tougher line on immigration ...
French police started evacuating thousands of migrants on Friday from an illegal camp in northeastern Paris where numbers soared after the closure of the large ‘Jungle’ camp in the port city of Calais last week.
France began moving about 1,500 unaccompanied child migrants from the site of a demolished camp to reception centres across the country on Wednesday, as a feud with Britain over who takes care of the youths dragged on.
Flashes of unrest were reported Sunday as residents of the ‘Jungle,’ Calais' infamous refugee camp, lashed out at government preparations to shut down the sprawling settlement in northern France.
British officials were drafted in to help French border police on Sunday after 15-hour queues built up at the port of Dover due to heightened entry checks.
French authorities began dismantling half of the ‘Jungle’ migrant camp in the northern port city of Calais on Monday, AFP reporters at the scene said.
Around 20 anti-migrant protesters were arrested in the French port of Calais Saturday after scuffles with police at a banned rally in support of a Europe-wide initiative by the Islamophobic Pegida movement.