Official speeches and statements - October 27, 2016
1. Migration - United Kingdom / dismantling of the Calais Jungle - Joint communiqué issued by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Housing and Sustainable Homes (Paris,2016-10-25)
M. Bernard Cazeneuve, Minister of the Interior, and Mme Emmanuelle Cosse, Minister of Housing and Sustainable Homes, say that another 1.636 people have been given shelter today: 1,264 adults left the Calais camp on board 33 buses bound for 55 reception and guidance centers (CAOs) spread over nine regions, and 372 minors were directed to the temporary reception center (CAP) pending the processing of their cases.
So a total of 4,014 people have already been given shelter since the dismantling operation began.
CAOs have therefore received 3,242 adults and 772 minors have gone to the CAP, so nearly 1,000 unaccompanied minors are now safe. Moreover, 217 minors in Calais whose family ties to Britain have been established have reached the United Kingdom since 17 October. Since the Amiens agreement signed in March 2016, 300 unaccompanied minors have therefore been taken in across the Channel. Cooperation is continuing so that a response tailored to each case is found.
Bernard Cazeneuve and Emmanuelle Cosse renew their thanks to all the state’s staff and operators and the voluntary organizations committed to this essential humanitarian operation.