(R Reports) – Authorities in Paris say the number of migrants sleeping rough on its streets has leapt by at least a third since the start of the week.
There’ve always been some along this stretch by the Stalingrad metro station.
It says the number of migrants, originally around 1, 500, has shot up by a thousand in the last week.
Paris has plans to open two migrant centres but their total combined capacity will be fewer than 1, 000 beds.
Its population of more than 6, 000 has been largely relocated to shelters scattered around the country.
Not all have gone.
Around 1, 400 children and young adults are still there, living in shipping containers turned into shelters.
They get food from a nearby centre, staying on in the hope that a new life in Britain can still be had.
Media reports say other youngsters have been sleeping rough around the port town.
France on Friday angrily called on Britain to take in hundreds of the remaining minors after a UK minister suggested French authorities should do more for them.