Britain builds wall to stop migrants - in France

Britain builds wall to stop migrants - in France
Apparently making another country pay for a wall is not that hard. It's just about motivation.

Britain has started to increase security in the northern French port city of Calais, where shortly the Brits will begin the construction of a wall to protect the area around the port and road system towards the English Channel, says the British Home Secretary, Robert Goodwill.

- We have made a fence. Now we'll make a wall, the minister said in a hearing in the British Parliament.

The new four-meter high wall, which is designed to prevent undocumented and possibly (likely) criminal migrants from sneaking into the United Kingdom, is part of a 17 million pound agreement between Britain and France. The agreement came about earlier this year.

- The security we introduce into these ports is slowly becoming better with new equipment, says Robert Goodwill.

The wall is to be built on both sides of a kilometer long section of road that leads to the port area of Calais.

The Calais refugee camp is nicknamed 'The Jungle' and is known for hosting thousands of migrants, up to 10,000 the latest figures show. According to the authorities, the camp consists of especially Afghans, Somalis, Sudanese and Kurds. Many of them are trying to get on to Britain by sneaking aboard lorries driving through the tunnel under the English Channel. Some also take a trip over the water with ferries by sneaking aboard. Most of the residents of "the Jungle" do not want to register in France because they want to go to Britain, where the welfare benefits are better.

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