Reports

  • Haiti tinderbox as cholera catastrophe looms

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    Cholera has entered the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, devastated by an earthquake in January. Mediapart editor François Bonnet reports from a country on the verge of an unprecedented health catastrophe and a major social and political crisis, amid popular fury towards the authorities accused of negligence and corruption and at the peace-keeping force for allegedly introducing the epidemic.

  • Stefan: 'After 20 years on the move, nothing gets better'

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    In contrast to the controversial French government policy this summer of organising mass expulsions of Roma, local authorities in the Greater Paris Region run six social reinsertion camps, tactfully called 'villages', aimed at integrating them into more stable social conditions. In the fourth of our five-part series, Stefan Papouka, 47, a Romanian Rom in the Montreuil camp, tells how he has "fought to give my five children a chance" since arriving illegally in France in 1994, but is now weary of "trying to find solutions, a real job, a place to live."
  • Luminata: 'I want a future for my children, not a life on the move'

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    In contrast to the controversial French government policy of organising mass expulsions of Roma, local authorities in the Greater Paris Region run social reinsertion camps aimed at integrating them into more stable social conditions. In the second of our five-part series, 24 year-old Romanian Rom and mother-of-two, Luminata Lakatos, explains how the reinsertion project is helping to bring yearned-for stability to her and her family, after eight years on the move.

  • Georji: 'My life is in France now'

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    In contrast to the controversial French government policy this summer of organising mass expulsions of Roma, local authorities in the Greater Paris Region run six social reinsertion camps, tactfully called 'villages', aimed at integrating them into more stable social conditions. In the third of our five-part series, Georji Stoynev, 36, speaks of his experiences in one of the camps, in Bagnolet, living with his wife in 12 square metres shared with two other men - and how he has finally gained a ten-year residence permit, legal employment and a home.