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Underage migrants moved out of Calais to sites around France

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 file photo police officers form a line to push back people after fires were started in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of Calais. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

    FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 file photo police officers form a line to push back people after fires were started in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France. Firefighters have doused several dozen fires set by migrants as they left the makeshift camp where they have been living near the northern French city of Calais. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 remains of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France. Some thousands of migrants were dispersed over the last week from the now-torched camp they had called home near the city of Calais, and are now adapting to unfamiliar surroundings in various towns and villages throughout France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 remains of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France. Some thousands of migrants were dispersed over the last week from the now-torched camp they had called home near the city of Calais, and are now adapting to unfamiliar surroundings in various towns and villages throughout France. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 file photo a migrant sits on a chair in a house of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle", near Calais, northern France. French authorities claimed on Wednesday that they had cleared the makeshift migrant camp near the northern French city of Calais. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

    FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 file photo a migrant sits on a chair in a house of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle", near Calais, northern France. French authorities claimed on Wednesday that they had cleared the makeshift migrant camp near the northern French city of Calais. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)  (The Associated Press)

French authorities have begun busing underage migrants out of Calais to processing centers around France, amid tensions around the closure of Calais' vast migrant camp.

Three buses carried unaccompanied a group of boys, mainly teenagers, out of the camp Wednesday morning.

French authorities transferred more than 5,000 adult migrants out of Calais last week, but the fate of its 1,500 unaccompanied children remained unclear. Migrants from the Mideast and Africa converged on the jungle camp in hopes of crossing the English Channel to Britain.

President Francois Hollande said this week that the children would be transferred within days to "dedicated centers" where British officials can study whether they have the right to U.K. asylum. Hollande said the others would be put under the care of French child welfare services.