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Minors arrive in the UK from the "Jungle"

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 01:12

The first busload of young people arrive in the U.K. after being transferred out of the refugee camp along the border with France known as the ''Jungle''. Julie Noce reports.

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Minors staying in the refugee camp near the French port of Calais known as the "Jungle" arrived in the U.K. on Monday. This is the first group young people to be transferred after the British government agreed to make good on it's commitment to relocate young people out of the camp. Jan Ghazi, an Afghan, is waiting for his nephew- the only surviving member of his family. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JAN GHAZI, RELATIVE WAITING TO MEET HIS REFUGEE NEPHEW SAYING: "I'm sure it's not a dream but I'm thinking for me it was impossible to see him and hug him. When I spoke to him he was in Iran and he was crying, my heart was burning because I thought, 'I wish I was with you to help you,' but today is the day that he's in this building that I'm in front of so it will be an exciting day for me." The camp from which they were relocated- the Jungle- is home to some 10,000 people fleeing war or poverty in the middle East and Africa. The Red Cross estimates there are about 1000 unaccompanied children living here- almost 200 of which have family ties in the U.K. France has said it will soon be closing the camp leaving the fate of the children and the rest of the people staying here unknown. A wall is being erected along the road to stop migrants from jumping on trucks headed into Britain.

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Minors arrive in the UK from the "Jungle"

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 01:12