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French court delays decision on Calais jungle demolition

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French court delays decision on Calais jungle demolition

<p>A French court has delayed a decision on whether to demolish part of the Calais migrant camp known as the jungle.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Photos French Judge visiting The Jungle refugee camp <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/refugees?src=hash">#refugees</a> Calais <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/jungle?src=hash">#jungle</a>… <a href="https://t.co/nVbe30muFO">https://t.co/nVbe30muFO</a> <a href="https://t.co/r58Elau2a0">pic.twitter.com/r58Elau2a0</a></p>— reportdigital.co.uk (@Report_Digital) <a href="https://twitter.com/Report_Digital/status/702112069848428545">February 23, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Authorities had issued an eviction order, due to come into force at 8pm <span class="caps">CET</span> on Tuesday evening.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Calais 'jungle' migrants receive eviction order <a href="https://t.co/UU8hjRZnL8">https://t.co/UU8hjRZnL8</a> <a href="https://t.co/7iEF4xnprQ">pic.twitter.com/7iEF4xnprQ</a></p>— <span class="caps">ITV</span> News (@itvnews) <a href="https://twitter.com/itvnews/status/700975582532730880">February 20, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>However, a legal challenge issued by 10 humanitarian agencies and 238 migrants claimed that eviction would constitute ‘‘a violation of fundamental human rights.’‘</p> <p>The French government has constructed a container camp to rehouse between 800 and 1,000 people. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Calais?src=hash">#Calais</a> Des containers aménagés pourraient accueillir 1.500 migrants <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ImageDuJour?src=hash">#ImageDuJour</a> <a href="https://t.co/EYRnSGbn8B">https://t.co/EYRnSGbn8B</a> <a href="https://t.co/PgEDASylpg">pic.twitter.com/PgEDASylpg</a></p>— France Info (@franceinfo) <a href="https://twitter.com/franceinfo/status/701744928922148864">February 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Aid organisations counter that over 3,000 people live in the area due for demolition, 423 of them unaccompanied children. </p> <p>The target for the bulldozers, the southern part of the jungle, is the cultural heart of the camp as Sikender from Afghanistan explains:<br /> “There are more that 3,000 people living here, they have a mosque here, schools here, everything inside the jungle. So it’s become like a small city and they’re going to finish it, you know, and people did a lot of work here.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Calais 'Jungle' eviction postponed after charity discovers hundreds of lone children <a href="https://t.co/RjFlesbuuE">https://t.co/RjFlesbuuE</a> <a href="https://t.co/aFHx30fkLM">pic.twitter.com/aFHx30fkLM</a></p>— The Independent (@Independent) <a href="https://twitter.com/Independent/status/701679931084959746">February 22, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>It is concern for the children that prompted the court to postpone a decision. </p> <p>The tribunal in Lille will issue a ruling in 48 hours.</p>