INTERNATIONAL: French Court Upholds Decision to Demolish southern Half of Migrant Camp Near France
The French government’s plan to clear part of a migrant camp known as the “Jungle” has been approved by a court in Lille.
A deadline for around 1,000 migrants to leave the southern part of the camp expired on Tuesday. The court ruled that the eviction plan for the camp was legal.
The local authority said public areas such as places of worship or schools would not be cleared and said it would be a “humanitarian operation”.
Activists had asked the court to halt the evictions. Those living in the camp, mainly from the Middle East, Afghanistan and Africa, hope to cross the Channel to reach Britain.
Belgium this week announced temporary controls on its border with France amid fears of an influx of migrants from the camp.