‘Spectacular’ 50 Per Cent Rise In Calais Migrant Numbers In Two Months
French authorities have revealed a “spectacular” rise in the number of migrants living in Calais as they wait to illegally enter the UK, increasing by 53 per cent in just two months.
In June 2016, an official census reported 4,480 people in the so-called “jungle” camp, and by the middle of August, authorities counted more than 6,900 people there.
However, earlier this month, two local humanitarian aid groups took their own census, which counted more than 9,100 people, France24 reports.
The population of the camp is at its highest since French authorities agreed to “demolish” parts of it six months ago, claiming their goal was to reduce the number of camp inhabitants to about 1,500. – READ MORE