Chechen Family on the Streets of France
“Midi Libre“, a daily French newspaper, has reported that an asylum seeking Chechen family has been forced to the streets.
According to the report, the Chechen family, which includes four children between the ages of 4 and 11, has been evicted from their room in the reception center in Béziers, a town in southeast France. The family arrived in France in 2007, and their last child was born in the country. However, the family’s asylum request was rejected.
“They were unsuccessful in their asylum application. Thus, they were occupying their room illegally. We don’t have a place for them. It is a difficult situation but there is no other solution. There are 650 asylum seekers who are waiting for a place,” said Daniel Coulon, a director from the “CADA (Asylum Seekers Reception Centre)”.
Some human rights defenders protested the situation, saying “If you don’t have papers, you have to sleep outside. This cannot be acceptable”.
*Text was translated by Waynakh Online and edited by Michael Capobianco