French police have closed down a makeshift shelter for illegal migrants in Calais a day after it was opened. The disused warehouse in the northern port was being used by about 100 migrants, mostly from Afghanistan. The building was rented by an activist group, which turned it into a camp in defiance of a ban on giving shelter to illegal immigrants in the town.  Calais attracts migrants aiming to get into the U.K. In September, a makeshift camp known as “the jungle” was closed. The move was criticized by human rights groups, who argued that many migrants should be treated like refugees. A local campaign group, No Border, took over the warehouse not far from the port on Feb. 6 with the aim of turning it into a permanent shelter for migrants but police effectively closed it the next day. (BBC)

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