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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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Stranded migrants offered shelter in 'Jungle' church

Children on the roadside near the Credit: Liz Clegg/PA Wire

Around 70 people facing a second night of sleeping rough around the "Jungle" in Calais are being allowed into the camp's church and school, a charity has said.

Volunteers from Help Refugees said they are taking food and blankets to the stranded group, around half of whom are thought to be children.

Earlier on Thursday Home Secretary Amber Rudd reminded French authorities of their duty to "properly protect" children, amid reports youngsters were forced to sleep rough around the smoldering remains of the camp on Wednesday night.

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