The living conditions in the camp, in the XIX arrondissement, had grown precarious in recent weeks. The migrants slept in tents, on mattresses, and on the street itself.
Some 2,500 people are currently living in damp and squalid conditions in a marshland slum at Grande-Synthe on the outskirts of Dunkirk.
VICE News journalist Milène Larsson joined 'On The Line' to discuss Europe’s migrant crisis, and her reporting for the “Europe or Die” series.
Charity workers had been helping prepare for evacuations that have been expected since June, when police razed what was then considered to be the capital's biggest slum.
Health authorities ordered the sprawling camp be dismantled to prevent a feared outbreak of dysentery and scabies.
In this extra scene from the 'Europe Or Die' series, Vice News visits a cemetery on the island of Lesbos, where the buried bodies reside of those refugees who take the "death boats" to Europe and befall disaster on the journey.
Concluding the second episode of our series, VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson continues her visit to the border between Greece and Turkey to find out what happens to the many migrants who perish while attempting to cross Greece’s dangerous Evros...
In episode two of our series, VICE News correspondent Milène Larsson travels to the border between Greece and Turkey, where Syrian and Afghan refugees are paying large sums of money to take "death boats" to Greece.