France to close down the Calais Jungle for good

An aerial picture taken in Calais on October 9, 2015 shows a site dubbed the "New Jungle", where some 3,000 people have set up camp -- most seeking desperately to get to England, . The slum-like migrant camp sprung up after the closure of notorious Red Cross camp Sangatte in 2002, which had become overcrowded and prone to violent riots. However migrants and refugees have kept coming and the "New Jungle" has swelled along with the numbers of those making often deadly attempts to smuggle themselves across the Channel. AFP PHOTO / DENIS CHARLET (Photo credit should read DENIS CHARLET/AFP/Getty Images)

The Calais Jungle will be closed down and its 9,000 occupants moved to different locations across France.

That is the plan detailed today by French president Francois Hollande, who described the migrant camp as ‘not acceptable’ and ‘extremely difficult’ for refugees.

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