This file photo taken on August 16, 2016 shows an aerial view of tents in the "jungle" camp in Calais, northern France.
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France will gradually dismantle the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in the northern port of Calais, the interior minister said ahead of a visit to the site Friday.Charities helping the migrants in the camp say the real figure is as high as 10,000 .Earlier this year, authorities cleared shelters in parts of the site in a bid to persuade migrants to move into more permanent accommodation or camps elsewhere on the northern coast.Calais Mayor Natacha Bouchart claimed the camp could soon contain as many as 15,000 migrants if authorities took several months to dismantle it.
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