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Calais migrant children prepare for UK life

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>> Packing their bags. Ready for a new life in Britain. This is the second group of Calais migrant children to arrive in the UK this week. Afghan teenager, Azula, excited to be reunited with his brother, a restaurant worker.>> I want to join my brothers in UK and I am very happy to be here.
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And also I appreciate this progress in UK government and also the France government.>> The 16 year old is one of the lucky ones. The Red Cross estimates up to 1,000 unaccompanied children are in the Calais camp. 178 have been identified as having ties to the UK. Normally, a refugee must seek asylum in the first safe country they reach.
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But children can have their claim transferred somewhere else if they have family members living there. It's not known exactly how many will cross the channel. The British Interior Ministry has said 80 children have been accepted for transfer from France so far this year. It's accelerating these moves before the jungle camp is demolished.
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That decision helping 16 year old Azula at least breathe a sign of relief.