Recently, around 100 new migrants per day have been arriving in an area in Northern Paris, and the number of campers there had become around 2,000 - 2,500 when they were cleared out at 5 AM one morning this week.
Many of the migrants had left war torn countries in Eastern Africa and the Middle East, while some are from as far away as Afghanistan and Sudan.
The migrants were put on buses and given temporary accommodation in gyms and other buildings in and around Paris.
“It’s always the same problem,” said the interior minister. “First off you say ‘I’m going to open a center for 500 people’ and next thing you know you have 3,000 or 4,000 people and you’re left having to sort the problem out.”
Recently a large makeshift camp in Calais was closed (the camp where migrants go before trying to reach Britain) and the migrants there dispersed to other areas.