The mysterious death of detained 23-year-old Albanian asylum seeker, Florenc Beqiraj, has triggered outrage in his home country, and highlights the precarious lives of many migrants.
Around 500 migrants are still living in Calais compared to 8,000 a year ago.
A Human Rights Watch report says French police routinely abuse migrants by using pepper spray on sleeping child and adult migrants, confiscating sleeping bags and clothing and destroying food and water.
New centres offer an alternative after French authorities have destroyed ad-hoc refugee camps in a policy that is supposed to be aimed at discouraging the arrival of more people displaced by war. Yet many refugees are still living like ghosts.
The shelter can facilitate 400 people at a time for five to 10 days during which they will undergo psychological evaluation and can apply for asylum.
Tensions rose this week between the two countries over who will take care of the young refugees after bulldozers demolished the Calais camp.
Hundreds of tents have been pitched by refugees along the streets of Paris after the Calais camp was demolished earlier this week.
200 unsupervised children have been forced to sleep rough as the UK and France bicker over who should take them in.
Authorities shifted refugees from the squalid makeshift camp also known as the "Jungle" to reception and orientation centres set up across France.
Around 2,318 refugees, including 400 minors, moved out of the "Jungle" camp in Calais to reception and orientation centres as part of France's clearance plan.
The poorly-managed refugee camp in the French city of Calais is cited as an example of Europe's failure to solve the humanitarian crisis.
Charities are accusing France and Britain of failing to protect the futures of more than 1,300 unaccompanied child refugees. The children live in the 'Jungle' camp near Calais which will be dismantled today.
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