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To Dismantle France's Calais Migrant 'Jungle' Camp - the Return to Western Civility

French officials yesterday began removing migrants from the squalor-infested migrant 'jungle' camp at Calais, in the north of France, where an encampment of migrants wanting to reach England, had taken hold for over a year.

Over the past year, the camp has taken on the appearance of some of the said places from where many migrants were escaping, if not worse, as migrants squatted on tracts of land without modern plumbing and proper sanitation. The camp housed many in pitched tents as it reached a peak occupancy of 8,143 souls before the ongoing French action to remove the blighted structures.

French officials have been transporting migrants from the camp to shelters for asylum processing. Yesterday, officials were successful in re-sheltering 2,318 and so far today, at least 16 buses carrying 656 have been dispatched to shelters throughout France.

The 'jungle' at Calais looks bad. It sits close to the Port of Calais and close to the Channel Tunnel connecting France and England. Many of the migrants at Calais have expressed desires to travel to England. However, England, which hopes to take in more migrants, especially unaccompanied minors under age 13, has taken in 200 children. Children will be the only migrants allowed to stay at Calais in containers converted to lodgings. 

Officials hope to demolish the 'jungle' by this Friday. However, some opposition and hold-outs could come from some migrants insisting upon staying and demanding passage to England without first being processed for asylum in France. Whatever the instance of some migrants, France cannot support the erection of primitive unsanitary facilities in a civil world.