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Hollande vows to close Calais 'Jungle' camp

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>> It could be the end of the jungle. French President Francois Hollande on Monday visiting Calais, site of the notorious migrant camp.>> We have to completely dismantle the Calais camp for good.>> Up to 9,000 residents will be resettled around the country in small groups, but Reuters France correspondent says the camp may live on.
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Stage fund container park made of shipping converted containers, in which has a capacity of 1,500 people will remain open. So, will be a nearby center for young children and women, which hosts 400 people. So, the official message is definitely France is closing the camp. But what the government is actually hoping for, is to see the sight cleared of tense and salvaged constructions, and therefore to see a quick drop in the size of the population of the camp.
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>> Immigration becoming a big factor in French politics, many on the right calling on Hollande to tear up an agreement with the UK that keeps the migrants in France. But politics on both sides of the channel could prevent that from happening anytime soon.>> That is definitely an issue for next year.
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A renegotiation of the treaty of little K in the coming months is very unlikely. France holds the presidential election in May 2017, and it is still unclear how the Brexit vote will materialize. And so for the moment you can't see any negotiation coming soon.>> London and Paris already working together on the Kelly Camp, the UK funding construction of a giant wall designed to seal off access to the port.
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But more migrants keep arriving in the area, up to 50 a day according to aid workers. That means closing the camp or building a wall isn't likely to end the crisis in Calais.