FIRST AIRED: October 26, 2016

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

We've got more news

Get our editor’s daily email summary of what’s going on in the world.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Replay Program

World

The Calais 'jungle': what comes next?

Opening sequence

Opening sequence

World

The Calais 'jungle': what comes next?

0:00
17:33
More Info

COMING UP:The Calais 'jungle': what comes next?

×

Transcript

00:00:01
>> It's official, the jungle is empty. Fires sweeping through the Calais camp, migrants watching as their former homes burn to the ground. As fire trucks move in, riots police push any last stragglers out to be processed in a nearby hangar. Most have already left on buses to reception centers across France.
00:00:21
But, is this really the end of the camp and the fundamental reason so many came here, crossing the English Channel?>> I'm Reuters presenter Philpott in Calais, where the jungle's six and a half thousand residents are being relocated. As long as the Channel tunnel has been around, this has been a focal point for those desperate to get to the UK.
00:00:41
As far as Britain is concerned, this is French soil, so it's a French problem. But France takes a different line.>> Because the migrants are trying to reach the UK, some in France want the border moved. They've been clearing camps like this for the last two decades. And although they were destroyed, the people were simply diverted, and new camps sprung up.
00:01:04
Authorities say this time, they want things to be different.>>
FOREIGN]
> The context is completely different to the partial dismantling of the jungle. We're absolutely not going with the same approach. We also have to help our European partners that welcome migrants, like we did for Greece and Italy.
00:01:20
It's a global job, and requires a global approach.>> Everyone that agreed to speak to us seemed happy with the new situation.>> That's the new dream here. Make a claim asylum in the France. We are get a visa, like a status from France. Make a new life.
00:01:34
>> But migrants are still crossing the Mediterranean in their thousands, and for many, the UK is their end goal. Unless France and Britain strike a fresh agreement to deal with the crisis, there may be no end to this 20-year cycle of construction and destruction.