VIDEO – evacuation of the camp was set up between the Tenth and Nineteenth arrondissements of Paris lasted all morning. Some 3,800 migrants had been transferred to accommodation centres in the Ile-de-France.
the evacuation of The biggest settlement of migrants in Paris, with 3852 people according to the prefecture of the Ile-de-France, ended in the calm Friday in the middle of the day. This operation had started around 06: 00 in the north-east of the capital, near the metro stations Stalingrad, Jaurès and the avenue de Flandres.
Before dawn, hundreds of men were already grouped together, bag in hand, behind a cordon of gendarmes, quai de Jemmapes, in a part of the camp housing Afghan. Some eighty bus then had to take them in the morning to accommodation centres in the Ile-de-France. The arrival of the first bus to 6.10 am had been hailed by shouts of joy. “I have no idea where we are going. In Paris, next to… It suits me. The important thing for me is to have papers. It’s been a month that I was here in a tent, it is well to leave”, rejoiced Khalid, 28 years. Abderrahmane, a Guinean 19 years of age, was a little worried: “It takes people where? In Paris or the province? At 15: 00 I have an appointment at the prefecture”.
“We have the places to accommodate all the world, ( … ) Ca goes well, there are a few of the families”, said the minister of Housing, Emmanuelle Cosse. Nearly 600 members of the security forces were mobilized on the spot. The prefect of the region of Île-de-France Jean-François Carenco, has also insisted on the fact that “it is a big operation”. All of these migrants should be sent in a first time in 80 centres temporary in the Ile-de-France and, from there, in centres of reception and orientation (CAO) if they are in a position to make an asylum claim, explained Christine Gauthier, regional manager, housing.
This operation comes in the wake of the dismantling of the camp migrants in the Calais “Jungle”. The authorities shall ensure that: the evacuation of the slums of Calais has not resulted in deferral massif of migrants to the capital. But for weeks, the tents are multiplying at the intersection of Tenth and Nineteenth arrondissements of Paris.
This camp had already experienced two evacuations in recent months, the 26 July (about 2500 updates to the shelter) and 16 September (about 2100). Despite evacuations in succession, it was reconstituted rapidly in recent weeks – up more than 3,000 people, according to sources close to the matter interviewed by the Agence France-Presse – scattered over several hundreds of metres, in the metro, near the canal Saint-Martin and especially on the terre-plein of the avenue de Flandres transformed into a camp unsanitary.
To prevent the regrowth of these camps, the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, has decided in the spring to create a “welcome centre” humanitarian ” in the capital, which will open its doors “in the coming days”, announced Friday, Emmanuelle Cosse. “We’re going to open it as soon as possible, hopefully as early as next week,” said Ms. Hidalgo.
With 400 beds initially, it will host the migrants a few days, before the spread in CAD. The mayor of Paris had laid a pre-condition to its opening, the evacuation of the camp in Stalingrad.