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Paris to open first migrant camp in October

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>> Two camps for migrants in Paris. The city's mayor announcing plans on Tuesday to set up temporary centers for people who fled war and poverty and ended up sleeping rough on the streets of the French capital. About 1,000 migrants at a time to be housed on the two sites, one for men, the other for vulnerable women and children.
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Mid-October, they aim for opening the first. Reuters' Richard Lough reports from Paris.>> What the mayor's people say is that the idea is that these camps will welcome migrants for a period of five to ten days. Long enough to allow migrants to get their bearings, receive any medical care they may need, psychological care.
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And time to decide whether they want to apply for asylum or not.>> France aims to settle up to 30,000 refugees over the next two years. The new camps intended as welcome centers rather than makeshift camps like the Calais Jungle.
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uck drivers, farmers, and local business owners blocking traffic on Monday to push the government to close down the Calais camp, a halfway house where thousands live in hope of reaching Britain.