The Debate

Calais migrant camp dismantled: Short-term solution to long-term problem? (part 1)

Authorities in Calais have begun the operation to dismantle the squalid camp that's been home to thousands of refugees and migrants hoping to make it to the UK. Dozens of buses have been commandeered to take them to centres across the country where they can begin the process of applying for asylum. But it remains to be seen what becomes of the migrants, and whether the sight of people living in desperate conditions in northern France will really become a thing of the past.

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Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.

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