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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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Arrivals after Calais demolition 'will not be resettled'

The camp being demolished at dawn Credit: Reuters

Migrants arriving at France's Calais "Jungle" since demolition of the camp will not be resettled by the local authorities, the government representative in Calais said.

A resettlement centre that has been sending migrants on to reception centres across France as part of the shutdown operation was now closed, Prefect Fabienne Buccio said.

"It is not Calais' role to receive all the migrants of Europe. We do not want to create a vacuum. We have asked (those newly arrived) migrants to disperse."

Earlier in the day, a group of about 100 migrants, mainly young people, were seen filing past a group of riot gear-clad police who have been overseeing the camp clearance since Monday.

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