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Aid groups in Calais oppose to 'jungle' dismantling

  • FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016 file photo, migrants use a lavatory at a makeshift camp in Calais, northern France. Charities operating in Calais are opposing the planned dismantling of the border refugee camp on the French side of the English Channel. Although no official date has been set for the closure of the slum-like camp, the French government has announced it will shut it by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2016 file photo, migrants use a lavatory at a makeshift camp in Calais, northern France. Charities operating in Calais are opposing the planned dismantling of the border refugee camp on the French side of the English Channel. Although no official date has been set for the closure of the slum-like camp, the French government has announced it will shut it by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • ARCHIVOS - En esta foto de archivo del 25 de febrero de 2016, niños afganos andan en bicicleta en un campo de refugiados precario cerca de Calais, Francia. Gran Bretaña dijo el lunes 10 de octubre de 2016 que en los próximos días empezará a recibir niños del campamento. (AP Foto/Jerome Delay, File)

    ARCHIVOS - En esta foto de archivo del 25 de febrero de 2016, niños afganos andan en bicicleta en un campo de refugiados precario cerca de Calais, Francia. Gran Bretaña dijo el lunes 10 de octubre de 2016 que en los próximos días empezará a recibir niños del campamento. (AP Foto/Jerome Delay, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Afghan children ride their bicycles in a makeshift migrants camp near Calais, France. The U.K. government said on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 that within days, Britain will begin admitting hundreds of children from a border refugee camp on the French side of the English Channel. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Afghan children ride their bicycles in a makeshift migrants camp near Calais, France. The U.K. government said on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 that within days, Britain will begin admitting hundreds of children from a border refugee camp on the French side of the English Channel. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)  (The Associated Press)

Charities operating in the Calais "jungle" are opposing the planned dismantling of the border refugee camp on the French side of the English Channel.

Although no official date has been set for the closure of the slum-like camp, the French government has announced it will shut it by the end of the year. The first group migrants is expected to be moved as soon as next week.

Ahead of a meeting Tuesday at France's Interior Ministry, homelessness charity Emmaus asked for the closure be postponed because it says "all conditions are not met for an efficient humanitarian operation to take place." A church organization, Secours Catholique, says it's also opposed to cleaning up the area, where up to 10,000 migrants are now living in squalid conditions.