Calais Jungle land will never be resettled by migrants, says Francois Hollande

Francois Hollande promises the land where the Calais Jungle stood will never be resettled by migrants

Francois Hollande

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

French President Francois Hollande has assured the public that the ground where the Calais Jungle used to stand will never be resettled by migrants. 

The camp, which had been in place for over two years, was dismantled last week with bulldozers clearing rows of tents. Thousands of migrants left the camp daily, to be resettled in other camps dispersed around the country. 

Hollande has confirmed the people of Calais will not have to deal with large migrant settlements again in an interview with regional newspaper La Voix Du Nord. 

He said: "I express my support and my solidarity to the people of Calais, who have borne a particularly tense situation for far too long.

"I assure them that there will be no reinstallation or rebirth of the camp on the land.

"It [the camp] is evacuated and it [the land] will be secure."