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12 Dec 2017 description

Les associations nationales d’hébergement et de lutte contre l’exclusion ont été réunies aujourd’hui 8 décembre 2017 par le ministre de l’ Intérieur et le ministre de la Cohésion des Territoires pour une présentation du projet gouvernemental d’examen de la situation administrative des étrangers présents dans les centres d’hébergement accueillant les sans-abri.

11 Dec 2017 description

Beyrouth/Paris – La semaine dernière (24/11), l’OIM, l’organisme des Nations Unies chargé des migrations, a soutenu la réinstallation de 22 réfugiés syriens en France. Avec ce groupe, le nombre de réfugiés réinstallés en France depuis le Liban s’élève à 1 937 depuis le début du programme financé par l’UE en 2014.

Bruno Foucher, Ambassadeur de France au Liban, était présent à l’aéroport international Rafik Hariri à Beyrouth pour assister au départ des réfugiés et leur souhaiter le meilleur dans leur nouvelle vie en France.

08 Dec 2017 description

The French National Assembly debated yesterday a proposal permitting the detention of asylum seekers who can be transferred to another Member State under the Dublin Regulation as soon as they register their asylum application at the Prefecture.

07 Dec 2017 description

Nous sommes en décembre, et malgré la trêve hivernale, les exilés de Calais sont dépossédés quotidiennement des biens leur permettant de se protéger du froid.

Cette stratégie de harcèlement et d’épuisement n’est en réalité qu’un choix politique qui relève de la maltraitance institutionnelle. Cela n’est plus supportable.

La mission de nos associations est de permettre à chacun d’accéder à ses droits fondamentaux et à la dignité.

30 Nov 2017 description

Helen Griffiths (@GriffithsH_) is with the children’s rights division at Human Rights Watch.

Nov 30 2017 (IPS) - It was mid-morning in late June, but the warehouse in Calais was dark, cold, and drafty. I sat on the ground with “Marie,” a tall, slim French woman in her early twenties. Bent forward with a look of concentration, she described how the French police are not only harassing the hundreds of migrants in Calais, they are targeting aid workers too. “They put pressure, stopping what we are doing.”

28 Nov 2017 description

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 — On 5 December, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) will open a day centre in Pantin, Paris, to offer unaccompanied young migrants respite, medical care and administrative support.  After often arduous journeys undertaken without the protection of their families, many young people arriving in France receive neither shelter nor assistance from the authorities, forcing them to sleep rough in the most appalling conditions. 

28 Nov 2017 description

Beirut/Paris – Last week (24/11) IOM, the UN Migration Agency, supported the resettlement of 22 Syrian refugees to France. With this group, the number of refugees resettled to France from Lebanon has reached 1,937 refugees since the start of the EU-funded programme in 2014.

Bruno Foucher, Ambassador of France to Lebanon, was present at Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport to personally see off the refugees and wish them well as they embarked on their new lives in France.

26 Nov 2017 description

by Reuters Saturday, 25 November 2017 20:37 GMT

The incident occurred during what was probably a dispute between migrant smugglers

LILLE, France, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Five migrants were wounded on Saturday when shots were fired during a brawl in the northern French port of Calais, the local prefect's office said.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

16 Nov 2017 description

In July 2017 French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to ensure those awaiting asylum in France are housed. He didn’t want to see any men or women on the streets by the end of the year.

10 Nov 2017 description

The recent adoption of the new anti-terrorism law by the French authorities, which entered into force on 1 November 2017, introduces extended border controls across the territory of France, including international transit zones in the cities of Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Lille.

03 Nov 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Il est temps de rétablir l’amendement Dubs et de simplifier la procédure de regroupement familial

Helen Griffiths
Coordinator, Children's Rights

27 Oct 2017 description

One year after the dismantlement of the Calais camp the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless Persons (OFPRA) noted that nearly 15,000 persons transferred out of the Calais camp over the past two years have had their asylum applications examined, within a time limit of three months. 70% were granted international protection at first instance, while some have pending cases before the National Court of Asylum (CNDA).

25 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les recommandations doivent être mises en œuvre, la situation humanitaire critique doit être améliorée

24 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Enact Recommendations, Improve Dire Conditions

24 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

LONDON/PARIS/GENEVA, 23 October 2017 - One year on from the demolition of ‘the jungle’ in Calais, the situation remains bleak. Living conditions have worsened for hundreds of children with little access to shelter and clean drinking water, and heightened exposure to exploitation. Collaboration between France and Britain is urgently needed to fulfil promises made to protect children a year ago.

24 Oct 2017 description

"The most terrifying thing right now is we're going to walk into the woods one day and find somebody frozen to death"

By Lin Taylor

CALAIS/GRANDE-SYNTHE, France Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Every morning before the sun rises, when the frosty air is still and quiet, Afghan migrant Nabi waits for the screeches of trucks bound for Britain in the northern French town of Calais, hoping to jump onboard undetected.

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.