Calais: around 350 migrants evacuated from camps

The evacuation took place “in calm” according to the prefecture. Human Rights Oboments, who documents these evictions on the northern coast of France, conversely denounced “forced shelters”.

Le Monde with AFP

The police evacuated, Friday morning May 13, around 350 migrants installed in camps in Calaisis, “in calm” according to the prefecture, the associations denouncing forced shelters and the seizure migrant goods.

The evacuation took place after the issuance of an expulsion order by the judicial court of Boulogne-sur-Mer, seized by the owner of the land. Pointing problems of public tranquility and security as well as health, the prefecture of Pas-de-Calais wrote in a press release:

For several weeks, more than 350 people had settled illegally in many camps in the Turquerie sector, a natural area located in the municipalities of Calais and Marck. An shelter proposal was made to all the migrants present on these camps and interpreters were on site.

The migrants who accepted this proposal were “oriented towards the hosting structures” of the department. 2> “Forced shelters”

Human Rights Obvers (hro) , Who documents these evictions on the northern coast of France, denounced to the agency France-Presse of “forced shelters”. “They are picking up everything, tents, personal objects, food,” said a spokesperson for Hro, saying that people from recovering their tents was “also a technique to force them to leave “.

One of the evacuated camps is located next to the Transmarck activity zone, where a young migrant was found hanged in a trailer on Wednesday, she added.

On the month of April alone, HRO recorded 127 evictions of informal places of life in Calais and the seizure of at least 219 tents and tarpaulins.

#Operationsexpulsions in #Calais in April, at least:
– 127 expulsions of informal places of life
– 219 tents and sacks…

– humanrightsobs (@Human Rights Observres)

/Media reports.