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 Jungle, Calais

MSF continues to assist refugees in Calais

Project Update 18 Jan 2016

MSF prepares new site for refugees in Grande-Synthe

Press Release 13 Jan 2016

New site required urgently for refugees in Grande-Synthe

Press Release 6 Jan 2016
Refugees in DunKirk, France
Mediterranean migration

“There are plenty of families with young children amongst the refugees camped out in the mud of Grande-Synthe Camp”

Voices from the Field 15 Dec 2015
Mediterranean migration

Meeting the most pressing needs at the Calais Jungle

Project Update 27 Nov 2015

The Jungle in Calais

Project Update 27 Oct 2015
Mediterranean migration

In Calais, inhuman treatment of exiles

Voices from the Field 21 Oct 2015

MSF helping 3,500 people stuck in Calais 'Jungle'

Project Update 23 Sep 2015
Beit Hanoun, Shuja’iya

Gaza, one year after, Palestinians still suffocated by Israeli occupation

Press Release 8 Jul 2015

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Mobile activities at La Chapelle