Dozens of migrants started gathering at a special hangar in Calais camp earlier than scheduled, at 08 a.m. local time (06:00 GMT). In the hangar, the camp residents will be divided into four groups: men, unaccompanied children, families and vulnerable persons. They then will be moved to other refugee centers around France, a number of which reaches nearly 450.
On September 24, French President Francois Hollande called on the authorities of Calais to shut down the refugee camp, notorious due to appalling living conditions, with inadequate hygiene facilities, poor security and a lack of basic services, and to relocate refugees to other centers across the country.
Thousands of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa are living in the so-called Jungle – notorious for its horrible living conditions, located not far from the Channel Tunnel, in hopes of reaching the United Kingdom. The remaining part of the camp is to be closed before the end of October, after the main section was dismantled in March.