A leading French humanitarian organization says the number of minors alone in a makeshift camp in Calais has increased by 151 percent to 861 — with the youngest 10 years old.




France Terre d’Asile says it spent three days last week counting kids alone in the camp in northern France and the figure had soared since a May count of 343.


It concurred with other aid groups which put the overall camp population at a record of around 9,000.

The Calais region prefecture says that since March, 55 children have been able to join families in Britain — the dream of most Calais migrants.


The figures were released as British Home Secretary Amber Rudd visits her French counterpart, with Calais likely on the agenda.