Shipping Containers Shelter Migrants


As a result of the increasing number of migrants camping at the Port of Calais, France has converted shipping containers into shelters along the Northern channel, which would aim to cover 4,000 migrants, according to Reuters.

Priority access will be given to families and vulnerable individuals, with French authorities saying that since the dunes – where the migrants were previously staying – are unsuitable and that the containers would be a much better solution.

Fabienne Buccio, Regional Prefect, said: “We expect to welcome around 140 people today and then around 50 daily over the coming weeks.

“We want migrants to come here and rethink their entire journey with the help of associations and authorities. They need to understand that it is now impossible to reach the United Kingdom from here.”

Individuals from all over the world have found creative ways to make use of shipping containers, from newly designed office spaces to using them to build homes.

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