Migrant children to arrive in UK from France

Migrant children to arrive in UK from France

London, Oct 17 (IANS) Fourteen migrant children are due to arrive in the UK on Monday from the French port city of Calais to be reunited with their relatives.

They are among about 100 minors who will be brought over by the Home Office under a registration scheme before the Jungle Camp is dismantled, BBC reported.

On arrival from the Jungle Camp for migrants in Calais, the children’s first task will be to register with the Home Office in Croydon.

Their families will be waiting for them in nearby churches that have been opened up to host the reunions.

It is estimated up to 10,000 people are living in the Jungle, which is situated near the port of Calais, and close to the 31-mile Channel Tunnel.

Many of the migrants in northern France attempt to reach the UK by boarding lorries.

French President Francois Hollande wants to move the inhabitants of the Jungle to reception centres across the country and demolish the camp.

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