Tuesday, September 6, 2016

6 questions on the humanitarian side of Anne Hidalgo in Paris – L’Obs

This will be the first refugee camp built in the heart of a European capital. Anne Hidalgo detailed Wednesday, September 6 the draft Parisian shelter. Faced with the proliferation of unhealthy and dangerous camps, the mayor of Paris announced in the month of May that it wanted to engage strongly:

“We subscribe to the tradition of hospitality of our country and we take the issue of human dignity. “

Emmanuelle Cosse, Minister of Housing, has not missed the appointment. No repeat government procrastination as at the opening of humanitarian camp Grande-Synthe: “This project has the full support of the Government We assume a policy that will give dignity to people.” Said the Minister, who hopes that the municipal initiative will give ideas to other mayors.

How many camps and where will they be located?

in fact, the Paris refugee camp will be divided into two centers

-. the key will open in the 18th district , door La Chapelle, on the Dubois site, more than two hectares which will then built the Condorcet Campus. It is designed to accommodate single men and also house the welcome center that will allow a first orientation of all refugees. Its opening is scheduled for early October

-. The second will install Ivry in the former waterworks of the city. It is aimed at “vulnerable groups”: women and children. The implementation will be a little longer with a first home by the end of the year. Philippe Bouyssou, PC City Mayor, welcomed a true partnership between Ivry and Paris: “We do not put a fait accompli, making the joy of a ‘small’ suburban mayor.”

How many people will they receive?

the camp of the door of La Chapelle initially have a capacity of 400 beds which will then be brought to 600.

Ivry, 350 places are planned. Pending its opening will not take place with the end of the year, the vulnerable groups will be expensed on other sites.

For how long?

the home is scheduled for a period of five to ten days.

“the primary objective is to shelter before a referral to a center run by the state, “said Anne Hidalgo

the mayor of Paris wants to avoid an action in spurts.” We expected too often magnification makeshift camps for action We wish care of migrants. . upon arrival “

the calculation of the City is simple: since June 2015, 15,000 people have been sheltered, representing 25 people a day. “It’s easier to speak to 25 people than wait for a camp climbs to 2,000 people.” In fact, only a real fluidity allow the success of the device.

“This project is a first entry lock for migrants who arrive in the territory. It is supplemented by CAD (reception centers and orientation), “confirmed the Minister of Housing, Emmanuelle Cosse, who has committed to increase the opening of CAD seats” throughout the national territory. ” There are currently 161 CAD spread over 76 departments.

Who will manage this camp?

The camp is managed by Emmaus Solidarity. Since January 2015, the association has already gained experience in this field with specialized maraudes with migrants in different camps in northern Paris. In the camp, she foresaw the use of 200 employees but says she relies on the presence of volunteers. “For the lively place to live together, we need Parisian” says Aurélie Hassak El-Marzorati, Deputy Director General.

Emmaus Solidarity will work in conjunction with other organizations, Samu social and Doctors of the World in particular.

How much will it cost?

the City of Paris has set up a MoU with the government. The creation of the camp of the door of the chapel represents a budget of 6.5 million euros, of which the city takes care of 80%, or 5.2 million. The city also will provide 50% of the operating cost of 1.2 million euros. The rest will be financed by the state.

As for the camp of Ivry, the budget has not yet been fully defined.

What will look like the camp?

General view of the project site Dubois, Julien Beller architect

the project of the door of La Chapelle is part of a plot that will be available for 18 months, chosen for its market. It was entrusted to the young architect Julien Beller: “The challenge is to build in a hurry on a city end available for a time he was the ephemeral but the worthy..”

Apart the “bubble”, the inflatable structure which will serve as reception area, the architect organizes the site in eight districts, each with its refectory and its health. The rooms are designed to accommodate four people and showers for eight.

From shipping containers, “we chose a modular architecture, transportable and removable which will be installed elsewhere,” said Julien Beller .

Louis Morice


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