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Between 7 and 9 March 2016, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Grande Synthe municipality and various partner organisations helped the 1,300 migrants in the camp in Basroch to move to the new site known as the “Linière”.  MSF built 300 wooden shelters as well as sanitary facilities, showers and community areas now housing the migrants.  
Between 7 and 9 March 2016, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Grande Synthe municipality and various partner organisations helped the 1,300 migrants in the camp in Basroch to move to the new site known as the “Linière”. On 10 March, the municipality began dismantling the old camp.   “By the end of the first day, more than 900 migrants, most of them transported in buses hired by the...
  Paris – The Grande-Synthe camp has the capacity to house 2,500 people. It has just opened, but is already threatened with closure. However, it should be allowed to ease, even slightly, the daily anguish of the migrants created by squalid, precarious living conditions.   Apparently not. Although the migrants urgently need decent shelter, French authorities sent a formal letter of...
On 12th January, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) began work on a new site for refugees in Grande-Synthe. “There are now more than 2,500 people in Grande Synthe sleeping rough in the mud, wet and cold and in appalling, unsanitary conditions. They must be offered shelter and a more acceptable living environment,” says André Jincq, deputy programme manager at MSF.   Entirely funded...
"We have come here to study and live a decent life" said Abu Omar, Syrian asylum seeker in Calais' Jungle. He has fled persecution from Syria. His search for safety led him across Europe to France.      (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net...
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) closed its programme for asylum seekers in Paris this year. Since 2007, MSF has been providing medical and psychological care as well as social support to asylum seekers in Paris. Many have fled conflict zones or political persecution at home and find themselves living on the streets in France. Most have no health insurance and it is very hard for them to...
Fifty leaders in world medicine, including three winners of the Nobel prize, urged all combatants in Syria to spare hospitals, doctors and nurses, warning that the country's medical infrastructure was being deliberately targeted and was now on the brink of collapse..."Systematic assaults on medical professionals, facilities and patients are breaking Syria's health-care system and making it nearly...
MSF criticises inconsistent European policies claiming to protect civilians by engaging in a war while closing its borders to them Paris – An open letter by MSF addressed to the leaders of the states of the European Union involved in the war in Libya is being published today in 11 newspapers across Europe*. In the letter, the organisation criticises contradictory European...
This letter was sent to Heads of State or Governments of Member States of the European Union, to Presidents of European Institutions, and to the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and the International Organisation for Migration. It was subsequently published in national newspapers in countries throughout the European Union....
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