Makeshift Migrant Camp in Calais to Be Made Permanent: Times

The makeshift migrant camp in Calais will become a permanent fixture on Monday with the French government’s approval, The Times reports.

Under a 25 million euro ($27 million) plan, the state will open beds in shelters for 1,500 people, according to the newspaper. Opening of the “campement de la lande” will coincide with a drive to lower the number of people sleeping outside while on their way to cross the English Channel, the Times reported citing unidentified officials.

Those not given beds in the shelters will be encouraged to leave Calais and move to other centers in France, a spokesman for Pas-de-Calais department prefecture told the newspaper.

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