France: 'Explosive situation' — Migrant Charity to shut down in Paris

*MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE* Hundreds of migrants gather daily to receive food on the 18th arrondissement of Paris, where the charity 'Solidarite Migrants Wilson' has been distributing supplies for those in need for the last 20 months. However, the charity's volunteers announced last week that they will cease... Еще operations as of September 7th. Philippe Caro, a member of the charity organisation, explained what led to the hard decision, speaking in Paris on Tuesday. «It has become more tense. We are serving around 700 breakfasts every day to migrants who live in terrible conditions, they have nothing, not even tents,» said the volunteer. For Caro, police brutality is also a huge issue for the charity and the migrants. «They kick them and use tear gas to move them. So, when they come to us, they are stressed and nervous. Twice last week we had to stop serving food, to let the tension calm down. This is something new for us,» Caro said. According to Caro, neither the state nor the Paris authorities are trying to solve the issue. «For us it's both. The state is responsible for people on the streets, for taking in migrants. Meanwhile, the authorities in Paris are restricting access to water taps in the summer. It's irresponsible.» «We think the situation is explosive and it puts us in real danger,» the volunteer concluded. Despite the group is terminating its operations, the volunteers understand that by doing so they are cutting off a vital lifeline for the migrants. They hope however that the closure will prompt the authorities to finally step in, take charge and protect the people.

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