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.

 
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
 
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
France

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

Project Update 27 Oct 2016
 
First day of Calais Dismantlement
France

Dismantlement of the Calais ‘Jungle'

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

MSF denounces decision condemning Dunkirk refugee camp to probable closure

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

Migrants fears pile up as pressure on Jungle camp builds

Project Update 19 Sep 2016

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Mobile activities at La Chapelle