France provides toilets and taps for Calais migrants

Date: 
August, 2017
Country: 
France

French authorities on Wednesday set up portable toilets and water taps on a road near the northern port of Calais after losing a challenge to a court order to provide sanitation for migrants. Ten portable toilets and a bank of five taps were installed outside a centre run by the charity Secours Catholique a few kilometres (miles) from the centre of the northern port.

Between 450 and 700 migrants are thought to be sleeping rough in the region. Local authorities said more sanitation facilities were planned at another location outside the town, which is the main launchpad for attempts to slip into Britain by truck across the Channel.

Source: https://www.thelocal.fr/20170816/france-provides-toilets-and-taps-for-ca...