Thirty-four associations and citizens’ groups approached the defender of rights about the deterioration of the situation of homeless exiles in Île-de-France. They announce it in a press release published this Thursday, January 7, 2021.
60,000 people supported in 5 years
These NGOs, including Médecins du Monde, the League of Human Rights, Doctors Without Borders and Emmaus France, denounce to Claire Hédon, _ “successive camps in increasingly worrying health and humanitarian conditions”. According to these associations and collectives, in five years, 60,000 people had to be taken care of in Paris, Aubervilliers and Saint-Denis, some of them on several occasions. The 34 associations are demanding “a real system of first reception and support for exiled people”, and wish “to avoid the reconstitution of camps in Paris and throughout the Île-de-France_”.
“Undersizing of devices”
This seizure occurs after the forced evacuation of several hundred migrants by the police, Place de la République in Paris at the end of November, a week after the dismantling of a camp of around 3,000 migrants in Saint-Denis. The signatory NGOs point the finger at “undersizing of all the devices dedicated to the care and support of people present in these camps”, and the “situation of violation of human rights”, according to them, mainly concerned by the right of asylum.