The migrant camp in Calais is being cleaned up by the French police
A camp of migrants in Calais has been evacuated by the French police for the second time in two days in the midst of a wave of Canal Transitions and claims smugglers are urging refugees to come to Britain before Brexit.
On Thursday morning, migrants were driven out of a filthy wasteland on the outskirts of Calais with police patrols in the area.
A large group of migrants gathered in the middle of the road, while some left with their belongings in garbage bags looking for another place to live.
The site, littered with tents where 200 people had lived, was cleared up for the first time on Wednesday but people began to return within a few hours. It is expected that it will now be fenced in to prevent refugees from returning.
Charities say that the migrants have a & # 39; now or never & # 39; feeling and a French MEP has claimed that they are being lied to by smugglers and that they cannot cross after October 31.
A large migrant camp in a sports school in Dunkirk, where several families with young children live, is expected to be evacuated in the coming days
The thousand-strong camp in Dunkirk is about to be deported – camps in Calais have already been emptied
A migrant carrying his belongings in a garbage bag is being taken away by the French police today while the authorities are cleaning up a migration camp in Calais for the second time in two days
Migrants sit around tents in an improvised forest camp on the outskirts of Calais, where authorities have cleared them amid a wave of crossings
The site (photo) on the outskirts of Calais was cleared for the first time on Wednesday but people started to return within a few hours
At the same time, another group of police looted the former site of the Calais Jungle – which is further along the same road as the newest camp – and migrants moved further.
The expectation is that in the coming days a larger camp will be inhabited in a sports school in Dunkirk, in which various families with young children live.
It is in the midst of claims by French politicians that smugglers tell migrants that they can no longer cross the Channel after the Brexit.
It is already predicted that a possible No Deal Brexit will cause chaos at Channel ports on October 31, but Calais MP Pierre-Henri Dumont said smugglers lied and claimed that the crossing would close completely.
Mr. Dumont blamed & # 39; fake news & # 39; on the UK's departure from the EU and said that & # 39; security measures & # 39; just not stop the increase in crossings.
One charity, Care4Calais, believes that allowing migrants to apply for asylum for the UK from France would stop the increase in dangerous Channel crossings.
The charity has called on British officials to set up a kiosk on the continent to process asylum applications so that migrants do not attempt to cross over instead.
A migrant camp outside a gym in Dunkirk, where up to 1,000 people live, amid a peak in attempts to cross the Channel and reach Great Britain
Boxes of food donated to the charity Care4Calais, which they distribute to migrants in France, where the police have cleaned up their camps
Osiama Mike (left) said he fled from Nigeria after his father was murdered by the authorities, while Mied Jalloh (right) is originally from Sierra Leone
After the police cleared the camp, some migrants ran away with their belongings in garbage bags in search of another place to live
Osiama Mike, 27, has been there for nearly two months and said he fled from Nigeria after his father was murdered by the authorities.
He said: & # 39; This place is terrible. I do my best to go to the UK. I tried to get on a truck four times, but they grab me and bring me back.
& # 39; The UK has taught me how to speak English. I want to learn more. I don't speak French & I want to study and become a lawyer.
& # 39; If I could speak to the UK Government, I would say: & # 39; Give me a chance. Please do not allow me to stay here & # 39;. & # 39;
Gambian Zahar Ndure, 27, said he had fled the persecution and lived in the camp for eight months and was helping to introduce charity workers to refugees.
He said he hopes to live and work in the UK, and adds: & # 39; The problem is that people have no choice. When they see a boat, they go. & # 39;
About 21 migrants – including three children – were picked up by the British authorities on Wednesday morning, one of whom was taken to the hospital after becoming ill, the Home Office said.
On Tuesday, 86 men, women and children crossed – the most intercepted so far by the British authorities in one day.
Border Force cutters continue to patrol the Channel while drones, CCTV and night vision are used.
The camp – a sandy grassland on the outskirts of Calais that leads to a forest and a rubble desert strewn with tents where about 200 people had lived – is now being fenced off to prevent refugees from returning
Charities say that migrants have a & # 39; now or never & # 39; feeling and a French MP has claimed that they are being lied to by smugglers and that they cannot cross after October 31
Migrants were driven out of a filthy wasteland on the outskirts of Calais on Thursday morning with police patrols in the area
Care4Calais founder Clare Moseley said: & The only reason they are coming to Calais is to go to the UK. Otherwise they would not come here.
& # 39; They have this & # 39; now or never & # 39; feeling. They are getting desperate. & # 39;
She added: & # 39; They must be able to apply for asylum (for the UK) while they are in France.
& # 39; The only way is to provide a safe legal route. Increasing security is a greater risk. More safety means that more people are injured and more people die.
& # 39; Many have family ties in the UK or can speak some English instead of French. & # 39;
Last month, Interior Minister Priti Patel said that urgent action was needed to put an end to the wave of crossings after meeting French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner in Paris.
More details about the action plan have yet to be released.
The Home Office declared the case a major incident under former Interior Minister Sajid Javid and promised millions of pounds to tackle the crisis.
A plan drawn up in January included an investment of £ 6 million in security equipment, CCTV coverage of beaches and ports and a mutual commitment to return migrants under international and national laws, the department said.
But the number of migrants taken up by the British authorities so far this year is reportedly more than 1,000.
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