World Bulletin / News Desk
Paris will open its first refugee camp in mid-October, Mayor Anne Hidalgo said Tuesday, announcing a centre solely for men with an initial capacity of 400.
Hidalgo, who had announced in May that the camp would be created, said asylum-seekers would be allowed stay there for "five to 10 days" and would receive medical and psychological care.
A second centre, for women and children only, will be opened in Ivry-sur-Seine to the southeast of Paris by the end of the year, she told a press conference.
Hidalgo, a Socialist, said the 6.5-million-euro ($7.2 million) Paris centre aimed to take asylum-seekers off the streets while they wait for a place in a refugee hostel.
The announcement comes as yet another makeshift camp housing several hundred people in northern Paris was dismantled by police on Tuesday morning.Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Eylül 2016, 12:57