CALAIS, France, Demolition workers on Tuesday began the physical disassembly of a troubled refugee camp in north France known as the “jungle.”
The camp, located in Calais, no longer has dozens of tents and other elements to support thousands of refugees.
Officials said more than 4,000 migrants living in the camp have now left — but to where, most don’t know. About 7,000 had lived at the camp before Monday.The camp was home to the refugees for about 18 months after they fled their homelands in the Middle East , like Syria and Iraq, to escape ongoing fighting.
Some of the refugees were escorted from the area by coaches arranged by the French government.
The Calais camp came to symbolize the European migrant crisis, which has endured for more than a year.
By Doug G. Ware