Feature - Unaccompanied Minors in Paris
As of today, an estimated hundreds of undocumented and unaccompanied minors are struggling on the streets of Paris after fleeing their native countries. In January 2017, Gueorgui Pinkhassov met four of them.
In order to cope with the refugee crisis, Paris created its first refugee camp in Porte de la Chappelle, Paris North, in late 2016. Referred to as “La Boule,” the structure can house a maximum of 400 asylum seekers for five to ten days as they wait to be transferred to dedicated temporary housing in France.
Once admitted refugees, including unaccompanied minors, are given a place to sleep and...