France: NGOs set up makeshift camp for minor migrants in Paris

NGOs set up a camp for teenage migrants near Republique Square in Paris on Monday in attempt to raise awareness about the plight of undocumented minors on the streets. «We call them «Nini', nor minors, nor adults. They find themselves within a legal vacuum and the objective is simply to make them visible, to stop [them being in] either, youth hostels, or in hotels, being placed by NGOs or citizen collectives. What we would like is simply for these people to be taken into consideration and stop saying that they are not minors until the end of the appeal,» said Yann Manzi, co-founder of Utopia 56 group. Five NGOs have called on the government to organise systematic care for the migrants which the government has not recognised as under-aged.

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