After bulldozers razed the Calais refugee camp, its inhabitants were taken to other parts of France, where authorities will consider their asylum applications. DW has visited a shelter in Bordeaux to find out how the evacuees are faring.
Around 250 unaccompanied minors are camped out in freezing temperatures on the northern coast of France. Living on the streets without proper access to food, they have reportedly endured regular attacks by police.
Forty migrants have been rescued from five boats in the English Channel. The Christmas Day rescues come amid a spike in migrant boats trying to cross the dangerous waters.
French President Emmanuel Macron says France wants more money from the UK and to negotiate a better police cooperation to handle the migrants in Calais. He made the comments during a visit to the French port town.
The migrants, including two children, were picked up around 5:00 a.m. just a few kilometers off the French port of Boulogne. Authorities spotted the boat sailing with its lights off, making an unusual trajectory.
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