Chaos ahead of France’s dismantling of Calais migrant camp
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Chaos ahead of France’s dismantling of Calais migrant camp

French authorities say they plan to begin relocating the 6,486 people from the ‘Jungle’ on Monday to reception centers across the country

Migrants and refugees walk next to a roadside reading 'Calais' near the 'Jungle' migrant camp on October 19, 2016 (AFP/Denis Charlet)
Migrants and refugees walk next to a roadside reading 'Calais' near the 'Jungle' migrant camp on October 19, 2016 (AFP/Denis Charlet)

PARIS — Aid workers in the port town of Calais are expressing worry over a lack of information ahead of Monday’s scheduled dismantling of France’s slum-like migrant camp.

French authorities have said they plan to relocate the 6,486 people still staying at the camp to reception centers across the country or abroad as a “humanitarian” operation.

The camp’s closure is expected to take a week.

French teacher Michel Abecassis said Saturday he’s concerned many “don’t know exactly where (the) reception centers are located” or “how many people there will be.”

Migrants stand in line to receive food from an organization inside the 'Jungle' slum in Calais on May 18, 2016. (AFP PHOTO/PHILIPPE HUGUEN)
Migrants stand in line to receive food from an organization inside the ‘Jungle’ slum in Calais on May 18, 2016. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)

Benedictine monk Johannes Maertens said it also remains unclear what will happen to many minors who want to go to the United Kingdom if they are refused entry.

France plans to assign teenagers remaining in the country to special reception centers.

Earlier this month, French police clashed with migrants and activists who attempted to hold a banned rally in order to protest the closing of the camp.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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