Migrants watch burning shacks in the southern part of the so-called 'Jungle' migrant camp, on March 2, 2016 in Calais, northern France. / AFP / DENIS CHARLET
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France will be hoping for an increase in British aid to tackle the migrant crisis in northern Calais when President Francois Hollande meets Prime Minister David Cameron Thursday, diplomats said.This year's Franco-British summit comes as the "Jungle" camp in the northern French city of Calais, where migrants have gathered in grim conditions to try to cross into Britain, is once again in the spotlight.The camp has been a frequent source of tension between Paris and London, as more migrants fleeing poverty and war in the Middle East and north Africa make increasingly desperate efforts to reach Britain.Britain pledged 10 million euros ($11.2 million) over two years to speed up asylum applications and increase humanitarian aid.
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