Keyword: child migrants

Child migrants struggle to survive in northern France

Around 250 unaccompanied minors are camped out in freezing temperatures with no proper access to food, amid claims of attacks by police.

How Hollande broke election promise over child detentions

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Despite his much-vaunted election promises, President François Hollande’s commitment to end the detention of child refugees and migrants has failed to materialise. In mainland France, 460 minors were detained between 2012-2016 and in the overseas département of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean, some 20,000 were locked up. The Léonarda scandal – when a Kosovan child on a school trip in France was arrested pending deportation – is just one example of the hardships faced by immigrant minors under the current presidency. Carine Fouteau reports.

Sudanese minors protest in France over UK asylum refusals

The teenagers, who were removed from the notorious 'jungle' camp in Calais and placed in a reception centre in south-west France, staged a protest at the refusal by British authorities to allow 39 of them to settle in the UK.

France moves Calais child migrants

French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve says Britain has agreed to take in 'several hundred' of the around 1,600 child migrants in the town.