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Migrants in Calais - successive camps and fences, 1999-2018

Source: authors’ compilation based on press reports and satellite images (Google Earth) between 2000 and 2017. Map base: Open Street Map 

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The map of the town of Calais and its surroundings highlights two local aspects of the migrant situation. On the one hand, the sites allowing access to the United Kingdom – the Channel Tunnel entrance and the port of Calais – are inaccessible because fences and walls several meters high have been built. On the other hand, camps, reception centers, and squats where migrants assemble have all been dismantled by successive French governments since the early 2000s.

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