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.

 
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
 
Sentier du pas de la mort
France

Violations of migrants’ rights at the France-Italy border

Project Update 2 Aug 2018
 
France

MSF opens day centre for unaccompanied minors in Paris

Press Release 28 Nov 2017
 
Mobile activities at La Chapelle
France

Critical situation for refugees and migrants stuck on Paris streets as winter approaches

Press Release 16 Nov 2017
 
The last frontier
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

The last frontier – migrants stuck in Italy risk all to reach France

Project Update 3 Aug 2017