Refugees Leave Calais – level 3

28-10-2016 07:00

The mass exodus of refugees and migrants from the so-called jungle camp in Calais is underway. The first buses have left for shelters around the country ahead of demolition of the notorious site.

More than 1,500 people have left so far. Most of them willingly resigned to the jungle’s closure, but those who refused risked being arrested and deported. The clean-up of the camp has already begun, but the bulldozers are going to be called in only once all 7,000 people have left.

Each refugee was given a wristband which said where he or she was going to be relocated, and a map to show him or her, the new home in France.

One group of Ethiopians only agreed to leave on the insurance that they would end up together in the same city. There are many unaccompanied teenagers among the people, as well.

Difficult words: exodus (a mass leaving of people), demolition (clearing an area completely), notorious (with a bad reputation), resign (give up or end something).

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