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Following the infamous Calais ‘Jungle’ camp closure, many of those displaced have been relocating to Paris. RT crew talked to Parisians, both newly-arrived and native, to find out how this is affecting the city.

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Despite French Minister of Housing Emmanuelle Cosse assuring people on Friday that there “has been no migrant movement between Calais and Paris,” a number of French organizations that deal with migrants have been reporting an increase in newcomers at the Paris Stalingrad metro station camp since the ‘Jungle’ was closed.

The Office for Welcoming and Accompanying Migrants stated earlier this week that the number of asylum-seekers in the area jumped sharply from 2,000 to 3,000, and the same numbers were voiced by Heloise Mary from the bureau of migration, on France’s BFMTV.

Screen Shot 2017-03-21 at 10.58.05 AM“We have seen a big increase since the start of the week. Last night, our teams…

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