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 continues to assist refugees in Calais
MSF prepares new site for refugees in Grande-Synthe
New site required urgently for refugees in Grande-Synthe
“There are plenty of families with young children amongst the refugees camped out in the mud of Grande-Synthe Camp”
Meeting the most pressing needs at the Calais Jungle
The Jungle in Calais
In Calais, inhuman treatment of exiles
MSF helping 3,500 people stuck in Calais 'Jungle'
Gaza, one year after, Palestinians still suffocated by Israeli occupation
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