New Paris camp to 'give migrants back some dignity'

New Paris camp to 'give migrants back some dignity'
 

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As France prepares to shut down a swollen shanty town dubbed the 'jungle' near Calais, Paris will open its first official migrant camp this month to tackle the growing number of migrants and asylum-seekers sleeping rough on the French capital's streets.
Since June 2015, the authorities have cleared 27 makeshift camps - housing more than 10,000 people - in Paris alone, said Bruno Morel, head of Emmaüs Solidarité, the charity that will manage the Paris migrant camp.
"People had nowhere to go while they waited for a more permanent housing... read more

 
10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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