Migrants are slowly returning to Calais and northern France, charity workers say
New encampments are springing up across the north coast of France as asylum seekers continue to attempt the illegal crossing of the Channel to secure a new life in Britain.
More and more migrants are also congregating in the French capital Paris, where they have turned once fashionable areas of the city into squalid shanty towns.
However, there are also reports of abuses by the police and authorities, including confiscating blankets from asylum seekers sleeping in tents and makeshift shelters amid plummeting temperatures.
Figures compiled by the charity Care4Calais estimate that there are 200 migrants now living in pop-up camps in and around Calais and a further 100 in the wider area, a number which includes 50 children.
The Jungle camp was bulldozed by authorities in October last year
Authorities have significantly bolstered the security in and around Calais port
Aid workers say that on average around 10 asylum seekers arrive in Calais every day from all parts of the globe, and that last Sunday a large group of 117 arrived within a few hours of each other.
On top of that the number of people at the Grande Synthe camp in nearby Dunkirk, which has become the largest in the area, has swelled to more than 1,300.
Care4Calais spokesperson Sue Jex said: “The latest report highlights concerning issues that we have been facing for many months in the Calais area.
"Any sustainable long term solution to the refugee problem in Northern France requires recognition of the underlying reasons that refugees travel there.
"Many have close family or community ties to the UK, have served with the British Army in Afghanistan or have lived in the UK previously."
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She added: "The clearance of the Calais camp has not addressed the underlying reasons why refugees arrive in Northern France, and so in the long term will not stop the refugees from gathering there.
"This is one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time, and action needs to be taken now to resolve the problem properly."
However, despite the rising numbers they are still a far cry from those at the height of the Calais crisis last summer, when as many as 10,000 people were crammed into the squalid Jungle camp and surrounding areas.
Brutal and violent attacks on UK-bound truckers were a daily occurrence with migrants using rocks, iron bars and chainsaws in desperate bids to break into lorries and reach Britain.
Calais Jungle Camp: Before and After
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Extraordinary photographs show life in the last days of the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp at the end of October, alongside the current scene as it stands today.
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Reports of aggression towards drivers have significantly reduced since French officials bulldozed the Jungle in October and dispersed its residents across France.
The French police have significantly bolstered their presence around the former Jungle camp to ensure that migrants are not able to reestablish it, and routinely detain asylum seekers arriving in Calais.
But the policy has created other problems, with some villages and towns up in arms that refugees have been placed in their communities with no consultation from the central authorities.
And human rights groups have complained that there is not enough accommodation available for everyone who needs it and that hundreds of vulnerable children disappeared during the relocation process.