Refugees in Northern France’s Calais Jungle camp have been given until January 14th to evacuate before bulldozers move in. The French government has built new homes for the 1,500-2,000 refugees who currently live within the part of the camp planned for destruction. Roughly 500 tent homes are within that area, the residents of these homes will be relocated into 125 new homes that are made from shipping containers and are outfitted with heating and beds. However, the refugees refuse to move into the new homes over fears that the fenced in area resembles a detention centre. Concerns have also been raised that the move will affect their ability to move on to the UK, which many within the Calais camps had planned to do. The Aid workers within the jungle camp are afraid they will only be able to transport 200 of the people living in the camp before all their homes are destroyed.

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