More than 100 Tibetan Refugees Suffering Without Shelter in Paris

More than a 100 of Tibetan refugees are suffering without a shelter to stay during the night time in the French capital city of Paris. Tibetan refugee immigrants have been setting up makeshift tent houses to shelter themselves in several locations around the city of Paris. The situation is worse without the basic amenities.

According to sources, more than 100 Tibetans living in makeshift camps in Conflans were forced to leave the place on the Mayor’s order. These Tibetan refugees have been forced to fend for themselves in a foreign country even without a place to sleep, with heavy loads of belongings. The worst is that these asylum seekers are being forced to shift from place to another.

While these refugees are temporarily stationed in tents in a forest area in Achères after much trouble, they do not have any access to water, electricity. They even do not have access to basic hygiene and sanitation, such as temporary toilets. Other Tibetans in Paris have come up in their support recently by raising funds to provide them with all the help they can provide.

The OFII ( Office Française d’Immigration et d’Intégration et ) in charge of migrants and refugees’ integration in France are to inspect the Tibetan makeshift area and offer possible  shelter facility according to a crowd funding campaign description on GoFundme. However, it has reported that since there is an ongoing holiday period in the country, the officials could take sometime to show up.

What is more critical is that they have approval to stay at the present location only till the end of this month. Therefore it is very important that the immigration office looks into the matter at the earliest and provide some shelter facility before they are forced to roam across the city looking for some locations to set up their tents!

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