Aid groups in France stage migrant campsite event to highlight plight

Thank you for your reading and interest in the news Aid groups in France stage migrant campsite event to highlight plight and now with details

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - About 100 adolescent migrants under threat of homelessness will be able to stay at Paris site

Jamie Prentis

July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020

SHARE

facebook shares

Aid groups in France have set up a campsite for about 100 adolescent migrants in Paris to raise awareness of the plight of young people who often have nowhere to stay.

Volunteers from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and four other humanitarian groups erected the tents at a square near Place de la Republique, a central plaza that is often a staging point for mass protests.

The migrants are drawn from the ranks of hundreds of unaccompanied children who have reached France and are looking for the right to stay in the country permanently.

Organisers estimated roughly 300 foreign minors live in or near Paris.

“They have to rely on help from associations for lodging, food and medical care,” Caroline Douay of MSF said.

“Officials in Paris and the surrounding areas have to assume their responsibilities,” she said.

Andre, from Ivory Coast, said he was 17. “I arrived in Paris seven months ago after going through Libya and spending three days on an inflatable boat in the Mediterranean before reaching Lampedusa.”

French officials ruled he was not a minor, a decision he has appealed against. In the meantime, he has been sleeping in a hotel arranged by aid groups.

Numerous camps have been set up in Paris in the past few years by migrants hoping for asylum, but these are often cleared out by police.

The migrant campsite is near Place de la Republique in Paris. Reuters
The migrant campsite is near Place de la Republique in Paris. Reuters

Updated: July 1, 2020 08:57 PM

These were the details of the news Aid groups in France stage migrant campsite event to highlight plight for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at The National and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Testing royal taboos: Inside Thailand’s new youth protests
NEXT British MP Craig Whittaker accused of racism after blaming Muslims and minorities for new coronavirus lockdown