Rights of children. Isolated foreign minor children : bone tests are reliable only when these children are far from their majority.

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FRANCE 🇫🇷.

Isolated foreign minor children : bone tests are reliable only when these children are far from their majority.

▶ Try to objectify the chronological age of an isolated minor child, by using a scientific criterion or a statistical criterion based on different populations from North America or from Europe, and without taking into account the acceleration of the process maturation by dangerous and traumatic journeys, is a criterion which is not reliable.

▶ Some young persons who have had a bone test have been given a broad scale of age, such as “between 18 and 25 years of age” : this approximation is not reliable.

Learn moreIsolated foreign minor children: bone tests are reliable only when these children are far from their majority.

France. Migrants living in the street : the situation in Paris, Calais, Grande-Synthe, Ouistreham.

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▶ In France, the number of Migrants rose to 800 and 1,200 in Paris and Saint-Denis, around 500 in Calais (Pas-de-Calais), around 400 in Grande-Synthe (North), around 200 in Ouistreham (Calvados), and several dozens are scattered along the coastline of the French Channel.

▶ Thousands of Migrants sleep every night on the street.

▶ Better housing Migrants living in the street, many of whom are minors, so Teens, to help them to overcome their trauma endured and to solve the multiple factors of migration from Africa to the European Union is a fight.

Learn more : “Migrants living in the street, in France”. 

Libya. Migrants have always been victims of rape in Libya both in official detention centers and in clandestine centers.

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Libya: Migrants have always been victims of rape in Libya both in official detention centers and in clandestine centers.

Migrants have always been victims of rape in Libya in both official and clandestine detention centers. What has changed today is that we know it, whereas five years ago, public opinion was not ready to hear stories of rape. She did not understand the degree of violence that migrants experienced in Libyan detention centers.

The Libyan territory is shared by hundreds of militias who are fighting a war for parts of territory but also for the management of migration channels. All militias have clandestine detention centers in which armed men detain and abuse migrants, including sexual violence.

Although it is difficult to talk about it, it is important for migrants to address the issue of rape when they are interviewed for their asylum application, especially if there have been reoccurrences. To best document what happened to a person in Libya, one must try to find out where the person was detained, by whom (which militia) and for how long.

Learn more : Migrants have always been victims of rape in Libya.

Belgium. Violence of the Belgian police against migrants. International survey with 440 witnesses.

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Belgium 🇧🇪.
▶ The violence of the Belgian police against migrants, including minor migrants (around 30%) comes to light  : dog bites, fingers returned, strip searches in front of hilarious female staff, threats of execution, simulations of prostitution scenes.

▶ International survey with 440 witnesses.

The violation of the Fundamental Rights for migrants that is happening today in Belgium is a future breeding ground for the violation of Fundamental Rights for Belgian citizens.

Human dignity is not negotiable.

Learn more : www.lemonde.fr/Violence of the Belgian police against migrants.

 

Violence of Belgian Police against migrants.

20 June 2018 – World Refugee Day. 68.5 million people uprooted in 2017 in the world.

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 in the worldAccording to the Annual Report of the United Nations Refugee Agency, wars, violence and persecution have pushed forced displacement around the world to a new record, with 68.5 million people uprooted in 2017, an all-out two seconds, about the population of Thailand.

The term “refugee” refers to anyone who, “with a well-founded fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political out of the country of which she has the nationality and which can not, or because of this fear, want to claim the protection of this country ; or who, if he has no nationality and is outside the country in which he had his habitual residence as a result of such events, can not or, because of that fear, does not want to return there “, according to International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Refugees who fled their country to escape conflict and persecution account for 25.4 million people of the 68.5 million uprooted people, an increase of 2.9 million from 2016 and also the largest increase ever recorded by UNHCR for a single year. At the same time, the number of asylum seekers still awaiting refugee status as of December 31, 2017 increased by approximately 300,000 to 3.1 million people. Internally displaced persons number 40 million. Developing countries are the most affected.

Learn more : World Refugee Day

 

Syrian Kurdish refugees are traveling to Turkey from Syria near the town of Kobani. Photo UNHCR / I. Prickett

Who are the Refugees ? 

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Who are the Refugees ? 

The rights of third-country nationals entering or staying in the European Union are often not respected.

This is sometimes because of :

  • insufficient implementation of legislation ;
  • poor knowledge of fundamental rights ;
  •  inadequately trained civil servants ;
  • and sometimes simply due to discrimination and xenophobia.

Picture below : the causes of migrations, explained in French, for children. 

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The causes of migrations - Who are the Refugees ?

2018 – Burial of the right of asylum in France.

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2018 – Burial of the right of asylum in France.

“Project of law for controlled immigration and an effective right of asylum” :

  • lowering the deadline for applying for asylum ;
  •  non-effective legal remedy to the National Court of Asylum : uncertain notifications of Court Judgments and uncertainties of so-called “safe Countries” ;
  • videoconferencing without a unit of time or of place, and loss of psychological feeling of debates.

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2018 - Burial of the right of asylum in France.

Homelessness in European Union : the hidden side of the European Union.

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I. HOMELESSNESS IN EUROPEAN UNION 

In the European Union, according to a study by the Abbé-Pierre Foundation and the European Federation of National Associations working with the homeless, nearly 11 million households out of 220 million households do not have personal housing. These 11 million households are in a state of severe deprivation of housing : on the street, hosted by a third party, in a accommodation center, in a shelter, in a social hotel.

The crisis of poor housing in the In European Union calls for an urgent and profound strategy, in consultation with local associations, and public subsidies easily obtainable for them, without going through technocratic projects and far from the field.

Learn more : Le Monde : more and more homeless persons everywhere in Europe 

II. LEASE EVICTIONS IN FRANCE

In FRANCE, lease eviction figures show that successive governments are unable to put in place for years a plan of action and a strategy that has been adapted to solve evictions linked to extreme poverty.

End of the winter break : 15,000 forced evictions, up 50% since 2013.  Lease evictions, prohibited during the winter, are daily occurrences from April 1st. Every year, more than 155,000 unpaid rent procedures are launched.

Successive governments must fight with force the roots of homelessness instead of fighting homeless persons. 

Learn more : Le Monde – 15.000 forced evictions, up to 50 % since 2013.

 

Homelessness in European Union : the hidden side of the European Union. Another Europe. Learn more : Abbé Pierre Fundation and FEANTSA.

Homelessness in European Union : the hidden side of the European Union. Two homeless persons in Paris, 24th December 2017. Stéphane de SAKUTIN / AFP.

Perpignan. Assistance to Asylum Seekers.

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Objective : to provide assistance to asylum seekers and unaccompanied migrant children, facing significant material and moral difficulty, by providing for :

  • free meals ;
  • French classes ;
  • detailed information  to unaccompanied migrant children on children’ s rights ;
  • material support ; 
  • emotional support.

Location of the action : NANTES, FRANCE. 

Means and resources deployed: 

From December 2017 to March 2018 : OENDDF Mobile Teams on patrol were in NANTES to support Asylum Seekers, especially with food aid and French classes.

Creation of social link and relationships of trust with Asylum Seekers.

Field for intervention targeted by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights and the European Commission : Asylum, migrations and borders.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.

Assistance to Asylum Seekers in NANTES, FRANCE.