World Paris: installation of a camp for foreign minors near République
Giant power outage in Paris and in eastern Paris
© LP / Alexandre Métivier Illustration of Enedis and GRDF Around 210,000 households in Paris and eastern Paris suffered a brief power outage this Wednesday morning . Electricity was restored in 10 to 20 minutes depending on the companies that manage the network.
Humanitarian workers call them "ni-ni". These young isolated migrants, neither minors in the eyes of the administration, nor adults, do not have care adapted to their age. Since Tuesday, a hundred of them (almost all from West Africa) have been "housed" in a tented bubble camp stretching in the Jules-Ferry square in the heart of the 11th century.
Tents to alert
It was erected in a few minutes, overnight, by five humanitarian associations which follow these isolated minors. “It is a matter of making them visible and alerting them to the difficulty they have in getting their minority recognized. Result: many of them end up on the street, ”denounces Yann Manzi, from the association Utopia 56, partner of the operation.
Paris: A place de la Catalogne at the tip of the
cycle path Since June 24, the place de la Catalogne in the 14th arrondissement has had a two-way cycle path. A "coronagiratory" unique in Paris which is not unanimous © R.LESCURIEUX / 20Minutes The cycle path of the place de la Catalogne in the 14th arrondissement MOBILITY - Since June 24, the place de la Catalogne in the 14th arrondissement has a two-way cycle path. A "coronagiratory" unique in Paris which, however, is not unanimous It came out "from the ground" on June 24.
"Street minors, whether migrant or not, must be taken care of by the departments (Editor's note: the City of Paris in the case of the capital) as part of social assistance for children . It's the law ! "Adds Caroline Douay, member of MSF who also organizes the camp.
Minors considered to be adults
Problem: the evaluation system for unaccompanied foreign minors (Demie) resulted in numerous refusals to support young applicants whose minority is questioned. According to the associations, almost 70% of young migrants who claim to be minors are considered to be of age by the administration after their situation review.
"It is a simple interview, often without an interpreter, sometimes very brief ... And the refusals are motivated by arguments as arbitrary as the degree of maturity which does not correspond to the declared age", recall the activists. The system had been described as a “lottery” by the NGO Human Right Watch which had devoted a report on the subject in 2018.
"Disappointment" in the Macron camp after local elections
© Ludovic Marin The voters in France gave President Emmanuel Macron a massive memo in the corona pandemic: After the local elections, a government spokeswoman admitted "disappointing results" for his camp. The Greens are the winners. French voters gave President Emmanuel Macron a massive memo in the corona pandemic: after the second round of local elections, a government spokeswoman on Sunday admitted "disappointing results" for his party La République en Marche.
“Unsuccessful” minors have the possibility of appealing to a juvenile judge. But they cannot benefit from support during the examination of their file. Bakary is in this case. This big guy, who says he has been 17 for a few days, left Mali at 15 (to flee a mistreating uncle).
They are waiting for real accommodation
After a journey that took him to Mauritania, Morocco and then Spain, the teenager arrived in Paris in October 2019. His birth certificate and his Malian papers in his pocket. "I showed them at the interview. But they didn't believe me. They told me you are not a minor, ”he explains, awaiting the outcome of the appeal that Médecin sans frontières helped him filed.
"All the young people who are in this camp are in the same case" summarize the associative activists decided to remain on the spot until obtaining a "true" treatment of the file isolated minors. “And not just shelters. We need real accommodation with a health, social and educational support system for these minors. We have the means. This concerns a few hundred young people at most, ”concludes one of them.
“We had proposed the creation of a dedicated accommodation place for young people recognized as adults but who have filed an appeal. About 70 people in Paris. The state has so far refused this solution, ”responded Dominique Versini, assistant for social affairs at the Paris town hall. A new meeting between the prefecture and the City is scheduled this Wednesday on the subject.
4 men who ran an internet addiction camp have reportedly been sentenced to prison after they locked children in solitary confinement for up to 10 days .
Internet addiction was classified as a clinical disorder in China in 2008, leading to a rise in detox-style treatment camps.The camp, called the Yuzhang Academy and located in China's Jiangxi province, was intended to be a detox camp for internet addiction. The four men running the facility confined 12 people — 11 of whom were under 18 — to solitary confinement for up to 10 days, according to court documents reviewed by CNN.