THE CHEKING PROCESS – The government spokesperson assures us that, “since 2015, the number of migrants has been divided by fifteen” in Calais. Is Gabriel Attal telling the whole truth?
THE QUESTION. On France Inter, the spokesperson of the Government, Gabriel Attal, has just explained that the dismantling, this November 16, “of the migrant camp ” de Grande-Synthe, to the east of Dunkirk, aimed to “shelter, especially at the approach of winter ”. “In Calais, since 2015, the number of migrants has been divided by fifteen. Since the start of the year, 12,000 people have been sheltered and 67,000 meals have been servedHe commented. What is the reality behind the figures thus spelled out?
CHECKS. In September 2015, in Calais, in the Landes camp, baptized “the jungle”By the migrants themselves, piled up 3,300 illegal immigrants, he was to add 700 illegal immigrants living in the Dunkirk sector. Total: 4000 migrants. Arrivals continued. To the point that 9,000 migrants were counted at the end of 2016 by the Ministry of the Interior in the region, in Grande-Synthe. An explosive situation that led to the dismantling of these wild camps that year. The actual number of migrants to be taken care of was