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JAN 31, 2015 - BBC

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The huddled masses besieging Fortress Calais

Growing numbers of migrants are descending on Calais in northern France in the hope of reaching Britain - but they end up in makeshift camps with little hope of a better life.

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JAN 20, 2015 - Eurasia Review

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France: Migrants, Asylum Seekers Abused And Destitute, Says HRW

Asylum seekers and migrants living in destitution in the port city of Calais experience harassment and abuse at the hands of French police, Human Rights Watch said today. The abuses described to Human Rights Watch include beatings and attacks with pepper spray as the migrants and asylum seekers walked in the street or hid in […] The post France: Migrants, ...

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JAN 20, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Human Rights Watch cites police abuse of migrants in French port

African migrants camped in the northern French port of Calais in hopes of eventually reaching Britain are subject to police beatings and harassment, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. The New York-based group (HRW) called on the French government to open an investigation into what it called "routine ill-treatment" by police towards the approximately 2,400 migrants and asylum seekers living ...

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JAN 17, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Channel Tunnel closed after truck fire

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - The Channel Tunnel operator evacuated a shuttle train and closed the subsea crossing on Saturday due to a truck fire, British police said, adding that there were no reported injuries. Kent Police said there were no trains in the tunnels and French authorities were dealing with the incident that occurred at the Calais end.

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