TWENTYONEMILES: Migrant struggles and resistance in Belgium, France and Switzerland

November 30, 2010

“Plan Grand Froid” put in action in Nord Pas-de-Calais

Filed under: France — twentyonemiles @ 9:35 pm

On Friday 26th November “Plan Grand Froid” was put in action in the Nord and Pas-de-Calais departments in north-east France, to accommodate those without shelter whilst temparatures during the day are below zero and between -5 and -10 at night.

In Pas-de-Calais, 1122 places have been set up in different reception centres in Arras, Béthune, Boulogne, Calais and Lens.

In Nord, there are 707 places, a provision which Éric Delhaye, Président of Samu social du Nord, told the “Nord éclair” newspaper was inadequate for families. Socialist Party deputy Marie-Christine Staniec-Wavrant was quoted in the same article as criticising the state for not giving enough money for the plan and the lack of permanent accommodation available.

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