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Hollande: Calais migrants to be dispersed across France

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Refugees in Calais camp, France

Refugees in Calais camp, France. Image: Michal Bělka.

PanARMENIAN.Net – French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday, September 24 that thousands of migrants living in the shanty town near Calais known as the “Jungle” would be dispersed across the country, in an attempt to quell criticism of his handling of Europe’s migrant crisis, Reuters reports.

About 9,000 places will be made available at “reception and orientation centers” for migrants living in the camp which is near the port city in northern France, Hollande said on i-Tele, after visiting a facility in Tours, about 240 km south-west of Paris.

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