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Mixed reactions to new Calais Jungle migrant housing

Mixed reactions to new Calais Jungle migrant housing
 
Tents and shacks in the Calais Jungle (L), and the new fenced-in container camp (R) RFI/Sarah Elzas

The French government has recently opened a 1,500-bed container camp in the heart of the Calais Jungle, the migrant camp that has grown near the port of the northern city of Calais. But not everyone wants to stay in the containers. Some are suspicious of the handprint technology used to identify residents. Others say there is no sense of community in the containers. In this report, residents of the Jungle and volunteers weigh in on the new camp, and the general conditions for migrants in Calais.


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