AID workers in Calais expressed concern over the weekend over a lack of information ahead of today’s scheduled demolition of the Jungle refugee camp.
Authorities have said they plan to relocate the 6,486 people still staying at the camp to reception centres across France or abroad in a “humanitarian” operation, expected to last a week.
But charities including Britain’s Care4Calais say the true number of refugees in the camp may be as high as 10,000, with family or other links to Britain meaning they wish to settle there.
Police said they don’t expect the refugees themselves to resist but fear anarchist groups will attempt to stop the demolition.
However there were clashes on Saturday night with police and a group of around 50 refugees exchanging volleys of tear gas and rocks just outside the camp.