The exiles have experienced a summer of violence in Paris: camps eviction after camps eviction, without rehousing, but with increased arrests and brutality (see here and here). Sometimes raids without destruction of the camp, as September 6th Avenue de Flandres. Consequently, a much greater dispersion of exiles in the greater Paris area.
In this lack of humanity, the announcement of a humanitarian camp was relaunched in September. Six months of announcement to hide the brutality of everyday life.
Reading the media, we do not know too well how many places will be in this camp, it could be 400, which could be increased to 600, unless it is “up to 800 people.”
First question, evictions concerning steadily for a year several hundred people, how long will it take for the camp to be full?
Second question: the reception system for asylum seekers is clogged, and new places that are to be opened are not enough to reduce the backlog; the ordinary emergency shelter system is full; the government has announced the creation of 2,000 new places in CAO (centers of Reception and Orientation, or “respite centers” – see here, here, here and here) by the end of the year, to be shared with Calais, where the destruction of the slum is announced (8000 people to rehouse) and Grande-Synthe; the maximum period of stay provided for in the future camp of Paris is 10 days: how much time will it take the device there to be congested?
We could have asked the German authorities whether they thought a camp of 400 or 800 places, seemed to them enough for a metropolitan area of 8 million inhabitants.
As one might wonder if this Parisian camp so much announced is not primarily a communication tool (the refugee camp as a sign of the reception of refugees) rather than intended actually to welcome people.