France to Provide Heated Tents to Migrants at Calais Camp (Video)
France will start supplying heated tents to migrant women and children living at the Calais squatters camp.
The camp has doubled in size in the last few weeks.
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The Local reported:
France is to supply heated tents for women and children living in the slum-like refugee camp in Calais, where one doctor said sanitary conditions were even worse than in a war zone.
France’s interior minister on Wednesday reinforced security in the port city of Calais and said women and children would be given heated tents as migrants and refugees in a makeshift camp face the bitter cold.
The so-called “New Jungle” camp, which is around an hour away on foot from the centre of the northern French city, has swelled in size over recent months as more and more migrants arrive, wanting to cross over to Britain.
Some 6,000 people are now camped out there in cold temperatures, and as winter approaches, aid groups fear that wretched conditions in the area will deteriorate further.
Bernard Cazeneuve, who visited Calais for the seventh time as the migrant crisis shows no sign of abating, said more police would be deployed in the area and that a centre that houses women and children would offer 400 places by the end of the year from the current 200.
Calais migrant camp grows as winter approaches https://t.co/RdxtpSMvoT
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