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Calais: new dismantling of a migrant camp


The police dismantled Tuesday, September 14 a camp of a hundred migrants in Calais, in a former commercial area already evacuated ...

The police dismantled Tuesday, September 14 a camp of a hundred migrants in Calais, in a former commercial area already evacuated twice since June, announced the prefecture of Pas-de-Calais, opposed to the formation of “

fixation points

” for migrants on the coast.

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For several weeks, a hundred migrants have been installed on the Roselière site, located in Calais

", causing "

serious problems of safety, health and tranquility

", according to a press release from the prefecture.

86 migrants supported

Seized by the owners of the two land concerned, the Boulogne-sur-Mer court issued eviction orders.

The prefect then "

decided to grant the assistance of the police force in this sector

" to carry out the expulsion.

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The operation took place in peace and "

86 people (including four women and 10 children) were taken care of and sheltered in various accommodation structures in the department

", indicates the prefecture.


We are trying to keep people away from the border but we know very well that they will be back in Calais during the day or a few days later, it is not a system that works,

" lamented a spokesperson for the Human Rights Observers (HRO) inter-association network.

Believing, as with the other dismantling, that it is "

not a question of agreed shelters

", she stresses that the operation began around 6:00 a.m., that the migrants were surrounded and did not know the destination of the people. buses in which they boarded.

Migrants are permanently present

According to the prefecture, marauding "

had been carried out on site to offer interested migrants shelter in various reception and accommodation centers in Pas-de-Calais

" but HRO said it was not aware of the eviction orders.

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On July 9, the police dismantled a migrant camp in this same former commercial area under construction, near the Calais hospital.

Almost 130 of them had been referred to various reception structures.

Some 500 migrants, including Sudanese and Iranians, were also expelled in early June.

Almost five years after the dismantling of the



”, hundreds of migrants are permanently present on the coast of North and Pas-de-Calais, in the hope of crossing over to England. Crossings, whether successful or intercepted, on board small boats, reached records this summer, bringing to some 15,400 migrants involved between January 1 and August 31.

The British government, which has made toughening the fight against immigration a priority since Brexit, raised its tone last week against France, demanding "


". It is "

not very audible to hear that France would not honor its commitments,

" replied the French Ministry of the Interior, according to which the numbers on the coast have more than doubled, with 670 police and gendarmes.

Source: lefigaro

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