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17 Oct 2017 description

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE INTERASSOCIATIF Lundi 16 octobre 2017

Alors que les ministres de l’Intérieur des pays de l’Union européenne étudiaient la possibilité de rétablir les contrôles systématiques aux frontières intérieures de l’UE lors d’une rencontre au Luxembourg vendredi dernier, nos organisations exho rtent les autorités françaises à se conformer au droit international, européen et français en cessan t les atteintes aux droits des personnes migrantes et réfugiées à la frontière avec l’Italie.

16 Oct 2017 description

GENEVE (16 octobre 2017) – Plusieurs experts des droits de l’homme de l’ONU* exhortent la France à mettre en œuvre des mesures à long terme afin de fournir de l’eau potable et des services d’assainissement aux migrants résidant à Calais et dans d’autres régions de la côte nord française.

16 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA (16 October 2017) – UN human rights experts* are urging the Government of France to devise long-term measures to provide access to safe drinking water and sanitation for migrants in Calais and other areas along the northern French coast.

After the migrant camps in the vicinity of Calais, the so-called “Calais Jungle” were dismantled in November 2016, migrants continued to return to the area. Many of the migrants are living without shelter and proper access to drinking water, toilets or washing facilities.

13 Oct 2017 description

The Bar Human Rights Committee (BHRC), a human rights arm of the Bar of England and Wales, published a fact-finding report on the results of the dismantlement of the Calais camp known as the “Jungle” which took place one year ago. They found that over 4000 unaccompanied minors claiming to have family in the UK were currently stranded in France and were at-risk of being targeted by human traffickers.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Médecins du Monde

« Il y a de quoi se fâcher : les migrants sont maintenus dans des conditions de vie intenables, puis on s’étonne qu’ils soient malades » MdM s’indigne de cette inconsistance. Stigmatiser les migrants en pointant les maladies dont ils souffrent est inacceptable. Lorsque la police reçoit l’ordre de les réveiller pour enlever le bout de carton sur lequel ils dorment et qui les protège du froid, on peut imaginer qu’ils soient plus enclins à souffrir de bronchite, de pneumonie, voire de tuberculose.

21 Aug 2017 description

PARIS, Aug 18 (Reuters) - French police evicted thousands of migrants living on sidewalks in an area of northern Paris on Friday and Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the latest action proved the system for handling migrants is "dysfunctional". Dozens of police and white police vans moved in at around 5 a.m. local time to clear the area where the regional police said numbers have swollen to almost 2,500. It is the second eviction since July when more than 2,700 migrants were removed.

01 Aug 2017 description

France's interior minister said there were about 350-400 migrants around Calais

  • Court rules treatment of migrants "unlawful", "inhuman"

  • State to set up centres inland, provide water in Calais

  • "Jungle" camp razed in October, but migrants keep coming (Recasts with government announcement)

26 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Paris) — La police française à Calais commet régulièrement des abus envers les demandeurs d’asile et autres migrants, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui. Les autorités françaises restent sourdes aux multiples comptes-rendus sur ces abus. 

26 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

France: Police Attacking Migrants in Calais

Government Ignores Widespread Reports of Ill-Treatment

(Paris) – French police in Calais routinely abuse asylum seekers and other migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. The French authorities turn a blind eye to the widespread reports of the abuse.

07 Jul 2017 description

1,200 asylum-seekers are still sleeping in the streets of Porte de la Chapelle, Northern Paris, according to ECRE member France Terre d’Asile. The asylum-seekers have been waiting to enter the humanitarian center that opened in November 2016, following the dismantlement of the Calais “Jungle”.

24 May 2017 description

Over 1,000 migrants are still scattered across the region and the numbers are growing, with 600 now living around Calais

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

LONDON, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of migrants have been sleeping in the streets in "disastrous" conditions in northern France with no access to tents, showers or water since a fire ravaged the country's last major refugee camp, a charity said on Wednesday.

A fire destroyed most of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk last month after fighting broke out.

12 May 2017 description

Belgium - The UN Migration Agency’s (IOM) office in Greece reports that, as of 30 April 2017, over 12,000 asylum seekers have been relocated from Greece to other European Union (EU) Member and Associated States.

The total through the end of April was 12,496 asylum seekers who have been relocated from Greece since the launch of the EU Relocation Scheme in October 2015, continuing a clear upward trend.

05 May 2017 description

Following a field visit in March 2017, Forum réfugiés – Cosi has published a report documenting barriers to access the legal information and the asylum procedure on the French-Italian border. Last year, a total of 36,789 migrants were arrested in the _département_ of Alpes-Maritimes, 95% of whom were returned to Italy.

24 Apr 2017 description

"Hundreds of children remain in the area - many alone"

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

LONDON, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Refugees and migrants sleeping rough in the French port of Calais, some of them unaccompanied children, have been teargassed, beaten and abused by police since the "Jungle" camp was dismantled last year, a report published on Monday found.

19 Apr 2017 description

Depuis septembre 2015, MSF a rouvert des activités dans le nord de la France pour venir en aide aux réfugiés bloqués à Calais, à Grande-Synthe et sur d'autres sites. MSF a fermé son dernier projet dans le nord après le démantellement de Calais, en octobre 2016, mais contine de surveiller la situation, en appui aux associations locales.

14 Apr 2017 description

The camp in Grande-Synthe near Dunkirk was destroyed this week after a fire broke out, injuring at least 10 people.

11 Apr 2017 description
report Médecins du Monde

Il y a à peine un mois, Médecins du Monde tirait la sonnette d’alarme à propos de la situation à Grande-Synthe. Dans la presse et directement auprès des autorités françaises, l’organisation avertissait que la surpopulation et l’insécurité grandissante allaient mener à des tensions intenables. Mais les appels à une réorganisation du camp sont restés sans réponse concrète sur le terrain.

11 Apr 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

A huge fire has partially destroyed the Grande-Synthe migrant camp close to Dunkirk in northern France. Many of its residents moved from the Calais "Jungle" when it closed in October.

Hundreds of migrants were evacuated late on Monday as a blaze swept through wooden shelters at a migrant camp in northern France, reducing it to "a heap of ashes," the regional chief said.

20 Mar 2017 description
report Red Cross EU Office

In recent years, European cities have been facing new kinds of risks requiring stakeholders to rethink their strategies on how they respond to multi-site disasters, with their added level of complexity in terms of coordination. A new Red Cross project across five EU countries (France, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria and Portugal) aims to tackle this issue, so as to contribute to strengthening the resilience of people and communities living in large urban areas.

16 Mar 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

In the wake of the dismantlement of the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais, the migrant population of the Dunkirk camp, La Linière, has doubled. Abigal Frymann Rouch reports on their desperate attempts to reach the UK.