Police close French migrant camp, detain refugees

French authorities have moved in to flatten a camp used by asylum-seekers and refugees in the port city of Calais. The New York Times reports today that they

dismantled and bulldozed a camp for undocumented migrants outside this English Channel port on Tuesday, rounding up almost 300 Afghans, Pakistanis and others who gathered there for years in the hope of making clandestine journeys across the 22 miles of water to Britain.

The BBC has video here.

UNHCR visited the camp a few weeks ago, and published a set of photographs here.

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