Mobile activities at La Chapelle
In Paris, northern France and at the borders with Italy and Spain, migrants and refugees encounter policies and practices aimed at preventing them from settling or claiming their rights.

Unaccompanied minors are among the most vulnerable, often arriving alone in France after perilous journeys and finding themselves confronted by a lack of information, inadequate reception facilities and a maze of administrative bureaucracy that makes it impossible for them to even register for protection.

Towards the end of 2017, we teamed up with several associations and lawyers to open a day centre for unaccompanied minors in Pantin, in the suburbs of Paris, offering respite, medical care and administrative support.

Our teams also run mobile clinics for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in Paris and monitor the situation throughout the country, making regular visits to French border areas to document the situation and respond to emergencies with direct medical assistance or donations to other organisations active on the ground.

 
Coronavirus: MSF's mobile clinic for vulnerable groups
Coronavirus disease COVID-19

Ensuring medical care for vulnerable people in and around Paris as COVID-19 spreads

Project Update 3 Apr 2020
 
Covid-19
Coronavirus disease COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to spread, MSF prepares for action in France

Press Release 18 Mar 2020
 
Mobile clinic for migrants in Paris
France

Left out in the cold: MSF provides emergency beds for teenage migrants

Project Update 19 Feb 2020
 
Condition of migrants in Paris
France

Real solutions for migrants needed following evacuation of Paris camps

Press Release 29 Nov 2019
 
Condition of migrants in Paris
France

Unaccompanied minors, symbols of a policy of mistreatment

Report 10 Sep 2019
 
Reception, medical and administrative center in Paris for unaccompanied minors
France

Rejected and traumatised: Unaccompanied minors arriving in France

Project Update 10 Sep 2019
 
Condemned to drown at sea or be locked up in Libya
Libya

MSF calls out French President Macron over hypocritical migration policies

Open Letter 15 Mar 2019
 
A place to stay - Passerelle project
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Nine countries and 7,000km; Asad’s journey from Somalia to Europe

Voices from the Field 6 Feb 2019
 
Rest before the new journey
France

Migrants trapped in relentless cycle of rejection on French-Spanish border

Project Update 6 Feb 2019

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Mobile activities at La Chapelle