UK, France to sign deal on migrant crisis

Britain and France ministers to meet in Calais to sign agreement to ease migrant crisis

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

A migrant washes his clothes in a makeshift camp known as the "jungle", in Calais, northern France, Wednesday, July 29, 2015.

Updated Aug 19, 2015

The French Home Secretary Theresa May will travel to Calais, a port town in northern France, on Tuesday with her counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve to sign an agreement to alleviate the migrant crisis there, said the French Interior Ministry.

Following the meeting, May and Cazeneuve will go to Berlin and talk on Europe’s migration policies with German counterpart

The governments have not given information about what the deal will include but the new deal is expected to focus on tickling people trafficking, humanitarian support and more security at the port where thousands of migrants try to get to Britain on boats through the Eurotunnel.

Calais is a town where thousands of migrants are living. Some of them live in a camp known as “Jungle.”

The migrants try to reach Britain breaching the security at the port and Eurotunnel.

Over 240,000 migrants and asylum seekers have arrived in Greece and Italy shores through the Mediterranean sea this year.

Meanwhile, according to AFP, the number of migrants who arrive Germany will exceed 500,000 by the end of 2015.

TRTWorld and agencies