In Paris, every night, 400 schoolchildren sleep on the streets

In the 18th arrondissement alone there are 74 people sleeping on the streets, with their families. Last October, more than 3,000 people in France were experiencing a similar situation.

This Monday 20 November, on the occasion of the International Day of the Rights of the Child, the collective Une école un toit organized an action in front of the town hall on the 18thAnd neighborhood of Paris to denounce a sad figure: in the neighborhood, 74 schoolchildren sleep on the street. A figure that jumps to 400 on a scale of the entire capital, reported on France Inter Emmanuel Gregoiredeputy ofAnna Hidalgo at the Paris City Hall.

Read also: According to Unicef ​​​​and the Abbé Pierre Foundation, almost 3,000 children sleep on the streets

The action denounced in particular the situation of a 3-year-old boy, Lucas (name has been changed), who sleeps every night with his mother on open boxes on the sidewalk in front of the BHV, or of this family with a newborn who spends nights in a room at the Gare de l’Est, he says The Parisian.

Therefore, elected officials, housing associations and the parents’ association of the 18And neighborhoods of Paris are calling for the restoration of the 10,000 emergency accommodation places that the State has eliminated. They also and above all ask for the requisition of the Suzanne-Valadon high school, to accommodate the children, a high school which is empty, having been closed since last June.

We recall that, last October, throughout France, according to Unicef ​​​​and the Abbé Pierre Foundation, almost 3,000 children were sleeping on the streets. A number up 42% in just a month.

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