More and more migrants try to cross English Channel by boat

French authorities dismantled the “Jungle” migrant camp at the end of 2016, but the port of Calais continues to attract people desperate to reach the UK by any means possible. Recently, there has been a spate of attempts to cross the English Channel by boat, a risky process which requires navigating one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, often under the cover of darkness while trying to escape detection.

‘Yellow Vests’ protest grips Calais; France gears up for more unrest

France has seen a week of protests by people in fluorescent yellow vests. They’re demonstrating against a government-imposed fuel-price hike, and deteriorating living standards.

People work, but in the end of month they are in misery

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100+ migrants face off in bloody clashes at food bank queue in Calais

At least five people suffered gunshot wounds and dozens were injured as violent clashes between Afghan and Eritrean migrants broke out in and around the French port city of Calais.

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No jungle no problem? Calais feeling migrant-crisis backlash even after camp closed

The northern French port city of Calais witnessed two violent incidents involving people smugglers and migrants on Saturday.
At the height of the migrant crisis, Calais experienced a huge influx of people into the so-called ‘Jungle Camp’.
It was used as a base by people hoping to travel to Britain.

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