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.

The last frontier
Refugees, IDPs and people on the move

Harsh living conditions for migrants in Ventimiglia

Press Release 3 Aug 2017
Third day of Calais Dismantlement

Authorities failing to ensure care and protection for unaccompanied minors from Calais ‘Jungle’

Project Update 27 Oct 2016
First day of Calais Dismantlement

Dismantlement of the Calais ‘Jungle'

Project Update 25 Oct 2016
Grande-Synthe refugee camp Dunkirk - Jan 2016

MSF denounces decision condemning Dunkirk refugee camp to probable closure

Press Release 17 Oct 2016
No respite from violence for refugees in Calais

Migrants fears pile up as pressure on Jungle camp builds

Project Update 19 Sep 2016
No respite from violence for refugees in Calais

With the Calais ‘Jungle’ about to be dismantled, what will become of unaccompanied minors?

Project Update 15 Sep 2016
La Linière refugee camp - France

Grande-Synthe: Humanitarian camps are supposed to offer refugees shelter, not turn them away

Project Update 12 Jul 2016
No respite from violence for refugees in Calais

No respite from violence for refugees in Calais

Project Update 1 Jul 2016
June 2016- Bourbon Argos Mediterranean search and rescue
Mediterranean migration

EU Migration Crisis Update - June 2016

Crisis Update 17 Jun 2016