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Children left with 'nowhere to go' after Calais 'Jungle' camp clearance

French authorities has declared the operation to clear the 'Jungle' camp over - but charities have said hundreds of child refugees had been left with nowhere to go.

A total of 5,596 people have been evacuated since the operation began on Monday with many of them being taken away on buses, French ministries said. Of those removed from the camp, 234 children are being resettled in the UK.

Save The Children said it was "extremely concerned" about minors who had not been registered as the site went up in flames.

A spokeswoman for the local prefecture said that the rate of demolition would be scaled up on Thursday with larger machinery moving in.

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Four migrants arrested over Calais 'Jungle' camp fires

Four have been arrested in connection to fires at the Calais 'Jungle' camp. Credit: Reuters

Four migrants have been arrested in connection with starting fires at the Calais "Jungle" camp, local police have said.

Around 10 large fires started tearing through tents, shelters and caravans in the centre of the camp on Wednesday.

Exploding gas canisters could be heard as the fires raged through the camp, with firefighters trying to bring the blazes under control.

Police ushered people out of the camp, with many migrants holding fabrics to their mouths to protect themselves against the black smoke.

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