View of the makeshift camp in Calais, northern France, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The migrant camp in Calais must be fully dismantled by the end of the year, French President Francois Hollande said Monday in an attempt to highlight the Socialist government's efforts to tackle the issue ahead of next year's presidential election. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
View of the makeshift camp in Calais, northern France, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. The migrant camp in Calais must be fully dismantled by the end of the year, French President Francois Hollande said Monday in an attempt to highlight the Socialist government's efforts to tackle the issue ahead of next year's presidential election. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Thibault Camus

France vows to close refugee 'Jungle'

FRENCH President Francois Hollande has vowed the Calais shanty town will be dismantled.

Thousands of refugees live in the camp known as "the Jungle”.

"The situation is unacceptable and everyone here knows it,” Hollande said during a visit to the port city.

"We must dismantle the camp completely and definitively.”

Despite authorities' best attempts to beef up security, migrants in Calais routinely try to climb onto trucks to get to Britain via the English Channel tunnel. Britain has committed about $145 million for security measures to stop the flow.



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