You won’t BELIEVE what the ‘City of Light’ looks like now. It’s gross.
The cafés, the Siene, the atmosphere…
…the garbage, the clotheslines, the abandoned mattresses…
…the homeless migrants, the disease including tuberculosis!
Sounds like a great place for a va-cay!
Police are evacuating a makeshift camp in northern Paris where more than 1,500 migrants have been living in unsanitary conditions. Many refugees arrive in France hoping to eventually make the crossing to Britain.
Paris city authorities said police began an operation at dawn on Friday to remove migrants camping out on a stretch of pavement near the suburb of Montmartre.
“There are a lot of families with children, more than usual. They will obviously be looked after,” Housing Minister Emmanuelle Cosse told AFP news agency from the scene.
An official with the Paris regional administration said more than 1,000 people – most of them from Afghanistan, Sudan and Eritrea – had been shuttled to temporary shelters by mid-morning. Authorities said they would be provided with food and medical treatment, as well as help applying for asylum for those who are eligible…
…Friday’s sweep was the latest of several operations over the past year aimed at keeping a handle on tent camps springing up around the French capital. In July, police removed around 2,500 migrants from another camp in northern Paris – the largest evacuation of its kind so far in the city.
France has received only a small number of the more than a million migrants who have arrived in Europe over the past 18 months. Many see France as a transit country to other destinations like the UK. Still, Paris and other French cities have battled to cope with the stream of new arrivals, most of whom end up living in tents…
…France has copped a lot of criticism for its handling of the refugee crisis, particularly over its failure to close a sprawling camp in the northern coastal city of Calais. Dubbed “The Jungle,” the camp is home to more than 7,000 migrants living in squalid conditions.
Read more: Deutsche Welle
See how compassionate it is to help out these refugees in need?
Because homelessness in a new country where you don’t speak the language is a much better option than rebuilding your homeland.