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14 migrant children arriving in UK from Calais migrant camp

  • Migrants stand in a makeshift migrants camp near Calais, France, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. The government is gradually deporting migrants without right to asylum and relocating the rest to more than 160 centers around France. It is expected to close the camp in the coming weeks but no official dates have been announced. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Migrants stand in a makeshift migrants camp near Calais, France, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. The government is gradually deporting migrants without right to asylum and relocating the rest to more than 160 centers around France. It is expected to close the camp in the coming weeks but no official dates have been announced. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • Migrants stand in a makeshift migrants camp near Calais, France, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. The government is gradually deporting migrants without right to asylum and relocating the rest to more than 160 centers around France. It is expected to close the camp in the coming weeks but no official dates have been announced. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Migrants stand in a makeshift migrants camp near Calais, France, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. The government is gradually deporting migrants without right to asylum and relocating the rest to more than 160 centers around France. It is expected to close the camp in the coming weeks but no official dates have been announced. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)  (The Associated Press)

  • Two unidentified young migrants get off a bus as they arrive at Lunar House, which houses the headquarters of UK Visas and Immigration, in Croydon, south London, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Fourteen children who have been living in a border refugee camp in northern France have arrived in Britain to be reunited with their families. Under pressure from charities, religious leaders and French authorities, Britain has agreed to accept scores of children from Calais. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Two unidentified young migrants get off a bus as they arrive at Lunar House, which houses the headquarters of UK Visas and Immigration, in Croydon, south London, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Fourteen children who have been living in a border refugee camp in northern France have arrived in Britain to be reunited with their families. Under pressure from charities, religious leaders and French authorities, Britain has agreed to accept scores of children from Calais. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)  (The Associated Press)

Fourteen children who have been living in a border refugee camp in northern France are due to arrive in Britain to be reunited with their families.

They are the first of dozens of children from the Calais camp to be resettled in the U.K. this week.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says the children will register at a government building in south London Monday before being reunited with relatives at local churches.

Under pressure from charities, religious leaders and French authorities, Britain has agreed to accept scores of children from Calais.

Thousands of migrants fleeing war and hardship have reached the English Channel port town in the hope of making it to Britain.

France says it will soon close the slum-like camp known as the "jungle" where many live.