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Grande-Synthe: the humanitarian camp that France didn't want

© Mehdi Chebil for FRANCE 24

Text by Avi DAVIS

Latest update : 2016-03-26

France’s first camp built to the standards of the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees opened on March 7 near Dunkirk. But with continuing opposition from the French government and wrangling over who will pay for it, the Grande-Synthe camp offers an uncertain future to France’s migrants.

Date created : 2016-03-26

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