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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.

MSF teams are currently working extensively in several areas of France, responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

 
MSF intervention in care homes
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Out of view, but not out of mind: MSF's response to COVID-19 in care homes

Project Update 24 Apr 2020
 
MSF provides medical assistance in Covid+ centres in Paris and the suburbs
France

“Access to medical care must be maintained for the most vulnerable” during COVID-19 pandemic

Voices from the Field 14 Apr 2020
 
Coronavirus: MSF's mobile clinic for vulnerable groups
Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

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

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

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

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