Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fire Of The Camp Of Grande-Synthe: The State Seeks To "Consolidate An Emergency Reception"


The priority of the authorities is to "shelter the migrants who wander" and "to consolidate an emergency reception" in the aftermath of the fire that devastated the camp of Grande-Synthe (North) after a brawl between Kurds And Afghans, announced Tuesday the prefect of the North.


"Three gymnasiums have been mobilized for a shelter," said the prefect Michel Lalande at a press conference at the town hall of Grande-Synthe on Tuesday noon. On "the Richter scale of our priorities, go to the contact of all those who wander, reassure them and lead them to places of respite is first," he added.

"We are already working with the relevant ministries for migrant departures to the existing reception and orientation centers (CAOs), which we will arm accordingly," he said.

The priority of the authorities is to "shelter the migrants who wander" and "to consolidate an emergency reception" in the aftermath of the fire that devastated the camp of Grande-Synthe (North) after a brawl between Kurds And Afghans, announced Tuesday the prefect of the North.
"Three gymnasiums have been mobilized for a shelter," said the prefect Michel Lalande at a press conference at the town hall of Grande-Synthe on Tuesday noon. On "the Richter scale of our priorities, go to the contact of all those who wander, reassure them and lead them to places of respite is first," he added.

"We are already working with the relevant ministries for migrant departures to the existing reception and orientation centers (CAOs), which we will arm accordingly," he said.

According to the prefect, it is necessary "to ensure that all those who wander on the major roads of this region in the direction of Calais or Paris can be comforted and reassured, to also shelter them." Then "to consolidate an emergency reception which allows us to make a shelter over several days that does not penalize the inhabitants of this city".

However, the State is already considering "the organization of a place of respite where we stop a few days, a few hours," said Michel Lalande.
"Grande-Synthe in his first expression, the one that went out in smoke, tried a first answer for the shelter. It must be renewed," he added, without details.

The city's environmental mayor, Damien Carême, said he was "particularly affected given the efforts made to get there." He mentioned the "possibility of doing something behind, maybe tents", "on the same grounds of the Linière".

"What is certain is that the shelters have shown their limits," he said, saying that "yesterday's problem is linked to overcrowding".

"I appeal to the national solidarity of the local elected representatives " to open new CAD, "he concluded, determined not to abandon the values of" republican solidarity and brotherhood."

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