Category: France


French mayors call for more accommodation for asylum seekers

The mayors of 13 French cities have written an open letter to the government calling for more accommodation for asylum seekers....
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UK continues to return migrants arriving on boats, and charges man with assisting unlawful Channel crossings

Thirty-six migrants intercepted by UK Border Force off the UK coast of Kent face being returned to France or other European Union...
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French court approves bone age testing for child migrants

Authorities in France can now use results from a bone age test to support a decision on whether a migrant qualifies for...
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Smugglers sentenced to prison by French court

A French court has sentenced two Iraqis and an Iranian man for migrant smuggling across the English Channel on 1 March 2019. A...
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French police clears largest migrant camp near Calais

Around 200 migrants were forced to abandon an informal camp in France after police cleared the area on 12 March 2019. Before its...
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European Court Rules in Favour of Child Migrant

France has been ordered by the European Union Court of Human Rights to pay an unaccompanied Afghan child migrant EUR 15,000. The...
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France to send more boats to Libya’s coastguard

France will deliver six boats to Libya to support the country’s efforts to curb irregular migration, the French defence...
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Migrants detained after storming port of Calais

At least 63 migrants were detained in Calais ferry terminal, after a coordinated push to board a Dover-bound ferry, French...
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Harrowing tales from migrants attempting to cross the English Channel

Migrants in northern France are repeatedly risking their lives to cross the English Channel. One Iraqi couple, Azis and Maryam,...
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