Pro-Migrant Group Withdraws Aid From ‘Dangerous’ Paris Migrant Camp, Claims Operation too Risky

Migrants wait to board buses as police prepare the evacuation of a makeshift camp at Porte de la Chapelle, in the north of Paris, on August 18, 2017. More than a thousand migrants and refugees were evacuated on early August 18 from a makeshift camp that had been set up …

The pro-migrant association Solidarité Migrants Wilson will halt all operations in La Chapelle, Paris, in August due to their staff being subjected to rising levels of violence from illegals.

For the past 20 months, the group had been working with migrants living in makeshift camps on the streets of La Chapelle handing over 250,000 meals and other items.

Now the area, according to the group, has “become an extremely dangerous place, where the exiles, men, women, children, live in appalling sanitary conditions: they are at least 700 people, permanently, with only two water points, which have been restored by the city after dozens of emails from us.”

“The hygienic conditions are very worrying. We want to warn the public authorities about the totally explosive nature of the situation and call them once again to take on their responsibilities,”  Solidarité Migrants Wilson added, according to Le Parisien.

The Porte de la Chapelle makeshift camp was cleared by police in June but migrants soon returned including at least a hundred drug addicts.

“Cohabitation between these various populations is going badly. Drug addicts are suffering, but they are also aggressive, including with us,” the group wrote on Facebook.

“The minimum security and humanity conditions for our daily distribution cannot be assured,” they added.

The group also noted the constant influx of new migrants to the French capital, which some have estimated to be as many as 500 per week and a new report has claimed there could be as many as 400,000 illegal migrants living in the French suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis.

As many as 300,000 illegals are said to live in the suburb of Saint-Denis alone, according to a parliamentary report.

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