Children left sleeping rough in Jungle clearance crisis

Charity workers on the ground in the cleared Calais migrant camp say there are around 100 children who have been left homeless after French officials cleared the Jungle.
Reporters at the scene have indicated that there are several hundred people still in the Jungle, even though the French authorities have released a statement hailing the clearance operation a success.
Refugees have been taken by the bus load to asylum centres across France, including around 1,500 children who were not accompanied by any adult. They were being housed temporarily in shipping containers on the site.
But now some youngsters are believed to still be at the camp, with no idea of what to do.
Caroline Gregory of the campaign and aid group Calais Action, said: “We were begging the French authorities to actually do something about the refugee children and nothing was done.”
However, demolition crews continue the major job of site clearance to get rid of tents and shelters which had been haphazardly constructed by refugees. Migrants angry about being forced to leave are also reported to have started a number of fires in arson attacks across the camp.
Despite this, Fabienne Buccio, prefect of Pas-de-Calais, described the clearance operation as “mission accomplished,” adding: “It’s the end of the Jungle, our mission is over. There are no more migrants in the camp.”
While aid workers estimated that 100 children still remained, French officials have said the figure is 68, and claim some of the youngsters there were not originally in the Jungle.
The UK is set to take hundreds of unaccompanied minors in. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said her office was dealing with claims from around 800 children who say they have family connections in Britain.

Charities say they are growing increasingly concerned for the children who still remain without anyone to look after them in Calais and they want answers from French officials as to what is going to be done for them.
As it grew to huge proportions, the Jungle shanty town became a real symbol of the refugee crisis facing Europe. Those who had made their way to the camp in Calais were desperate to get the UK, where they felt they could make a better life for themselves.
Many had tried to get onboard trucks carrying cargo through the Channel Tunnel.
Up until the demolition, an estimated 8,000 migrants are said to have been living in the squalid conditions of the Jungle.