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French authorities remove minors from shipping containers in Calais


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French authorities remove minors from shipping containers in Calais

Temporary accommodation in shipping containers has come to an end for hundreds of minors in Calais.

On Wednesday French authorities began to move about 1,600 unaccompanied underage migrants from the site of the demolished Calais refugee camp.

Buses have taken the youngsters to processing centres across France.

A row between Britain and France over the sharing of responsibility for the care of the minors has dragged on.

French officials met to discuss the issue in Paris amid growing pressure from charities.

The UK is obliged under EU rules to take in unaccompanied minors who have family there.

And there is concern about many who have disappeared.

The demolition of the Calais camp known as the ‘Jungle’ is coming to an end.

Officials say more than 6,000 people have been moved to processing centres across France, where their eligibility for asylum will be assessed.

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