U.K. faces refugee surge as France continues Calais camp dismantlement
- France has begun evicting an estimated 3,500 refugees from the makeshift camp outside of Calais, one of the most prominent symbols of refugee marginalization across Western Europe.
- U.K. border officials have discovered refugees coming from France in trucks as part of a surge in those attempting to reach the U.K., including an increase in unaccompanied minors.
- Refugees pay high prices graded by their means to smugglers, who face comparatively lax screenings of their trucks.
“Calais camp demolitions ‘forcing more refugees to make crossing to UK’” (The Guardian)
“As France Razes Calais Camp, Some Ask Where Migrants Will Go” (The New York Times)
“Clashes break out as France begins clearing Calais migrant camp” (Reuters)
(Image Credit: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters, via The Guardian)