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Mayor to create refugee camp in Paris

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Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo outlines plans fo an official camp to welcome migrants, on May 31, 2016 in Paris PHOTO: AFP

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo outlines plans fo an official camp to welcome migrants, on May 31, 2016 in Paris PHOTO: AFP

The mayor of Paris said Tuesday she wanted to create a refugee camp in the French capital to replace makeshift camps that are swiftly closed down for health reasons.

City authorities are “assessing different sites” for their suitability to host a camp “as soon as possible”, Mayor Anne Hidalgo told a press conference.

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She said the current situation was no longer “tenable”, pointing to the example of a makeshift camp that had sprung up in the north of Paris in the past few days where 800 people are living.

She said the Paris camp would be inspired by the one created at Grande-Synthe in northern France, which was built to take in refugees from the notorious Jungle camp in the northern port city of Calais.


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