Children from Calais Jungle to arrive in Britain’s refugee camps

The French government has said the "Jungle" migrant camp will be dismantled
The French government has said the “Jungle” migrant camp will be dismantled

British and French officials have begun registering unaccompanied children in the Calais “Jungle” who are hoping to join relatives in Britain.

A significant number of child refugees will arrive in the UK from the migrant camp within days, the BBC understands.

The Children’s Commissioner for England has previously said about 300 children in the camp, from countries like Syria and Afghanistan, will come to the UK.

French authorities have said they will close the camp by the end of the year.

It is estimated up to 10,000 people are living in the Jungle which is situated near the port of Calais, and close to the 31-mile Channel Tunnel.

Many of the migrants in northern France attempt to reach the UK by boarding lorries as they approach ports or the Channel Tunnel.

French President Francois Hollande wants to move the inhabitants it holds to reception centres across the country and demolish the camp.

Aid groups have raised concerns that the planned closure will lead to children disappearing before they are processed.

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