October 2016: French Refugee Camp "The Jungle" Closes

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of October 2016.

1. Columbian Peace Deal Defeated 2. Turkey Fires 5% of Police Force 3. 2016 Nobel Prizes 4. Ethiopia Declares State of Emergency 5. Houthis Target Navy Ship, USN Retaliates 6. Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Dies at 88 7. Boko Haram Releases 21 Chibok Schoolgirls 8. Iraq Launches Liberation of Mosul 9. Russia Announces "Humanitarian Pause" in Aleppo 10. Cease-Fire in Yemen 11. Police Van Plows into Philippine Protestors 12. Philippine President Duterte Courts China 13. Britain Invokes Turing's Law to Pardon Thousands 14. France Closes Refugee Camp, "The Jungle" 15. Police Training Camp in Pakistan Attacked 16. India's Tata Group Fires Leader 17. Thousands of Anti-Government Protesters Gather in Venezuela 18. Justice Dept. Files Charges in India-Based IRS Scam 19. Thousands Protest, Calling for South Korean President Park Geun-hye's Resignation 20. Protests in Morocco Following Death of Fishmonger

French Refugee Camp "The Jungle" Closes
Image of migrants in French refugee camp
On Monday Oct. 24, 2016, France officially closes down the migrant camp known as "The Jungle." Due to the poor conditions in the camp, "The Jungle" has become a symbol for the failing efforts in Europe to help migrants. Before Monday the camp's population was somewhere between 6,000 and 8,000 migrants, many from conflict-torn countries. The refugees line up on Monday to board busses, taking them to temporary housing units throughout France. Before this plan was in place many migrants had attempted to leave the camp by sneaking through the Channel Tunnel to Britain, often disrupting traffic.
Photo source: AP Photo/Thibault Camus
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