EU gives France 5 million euros ($5.6 million) for new migrant camp in port of Calais

August 31, 2015 12:16 PM

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PARIS – European authorities are giving France an extra 5 million euros ($5.6 million) to aid migrants who have clustered in a filthy camp in the port city of Calais in hopes of sneaking across the English Channel to Britain.

European Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans announced the funding Monday during a visit to Calais with French and EU officials. He said it's aimed at creating a new camp to offer aid to 1,500 migrants. A few thousand migrants from Sudan, Eritrea and elsewhere are living in unsanitary makeshi...

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