First up this Thursday, struggles in France. Authorities there have cleared out "The Jungle", the nickname for a massive migrant and refugee camp that had swelled in the French port city of Calais. Many of the people there were from war-torn violent or impoverished countries. They've streamed by the hundreds of thousands into Europe, and "The Jungle" formed because Calais is just miles from Britain, the country where many of the migrants want to start over.
But European Union rules say they have to apply for asylum to stay in the first European country where they set point. So, authorities in France are trying to resettle them there. Part of that process involves clearing out camps like "The Jungle", where living conditions were terrible and French officials say crime rates were uncontrollable. But other camps are growing in several other places, like parts of Paris.
And though French law says migrants are eligible for housing while they're waiting to see if they can legally stay in France, there's a serious shortage of housing in Paris. With more migrants arriving daily, the strain in the city becomes more visible.
MELISSA BELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The Calais jungle is now a thing of the past. Its tents torn down and its inhabitants relocated to emergency shelters in France's regions. But as the camp in Calais has closed, others have grown, like this one near a Paris metro station.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: As we know the Paris are opening the door. There are rumors in the whole Europe that France is giving the papers, so all of them are coming toward France right now.
BELL: The number of migrants living around Stalingrad station have swelled over the course of the last couple of weeks from several hundred to two and a half thousand, according to the aid associations who helped them. We're talking about Eritreans, Somalis, Sudanese and Afghan nationals, most of whom have applied for asylum here in France. They're simply waiting now for their applications to be processed and living in the meantime in the most appalling conditions.
Sara is just 17 years old. She arrived at the Stalingrad camp a week ago. And she says she's had no help in claiming asylum.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's very cold, someone is drinking, they talking together. How we can sleep? So when I sleep in the night I cry. Always I can cry. How I can sleep?
BELL: Are you scared?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I worry myself, I don't have anybody there.
BELL: Soon, migrants arriving in Paris will be taken to this camp in the north of the city. It was due to open in November and it shouldn't be long, say authorities, after Calais, they want migrants off all of France's streets.
Stalingrad is to be cleared by the end of the week. Its tents torn down and its inhabitants relocated to emergency shelters in the greater Paris region. The question is, how many more will be drawn to the streets of a country that now appears to be offering than just its streets?
Melissa Bell, CNN, Paris.