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Doctors Without Borders Accomplished Something That France Couldn’t

Saturday Mar 12, 2016 4:02 AM

Photo: Associated Press

The small town of Grande-Synthe in Northern France hosts about 3,000 Syrian and Iraqi-Kurd refugees in the Dunkirk Refugee camp, better known as Mud City.

Mud City has often been described as a place that is far worse than the Jungle, the far more talked-about refugee camp located in Calais. Refugees who live in the camp even call it hell on Earth.

But thanks to the work of Doctors Without Borders these refugees will finally move out of Dunkirk and live in the first refugee camp built and run by MSF. It will also be the first camp that meets international humanitarian standards.

According to the Associated Press, 150 people have already moved into the 4-person wooden sheds built by MSF which comes with access to showers, toilets, a kitchen and electricity — something Mud City extremely lacked.

“It’s a great day for human solidarity,” local mayor Damien Careme told The Local.

MSF hopes to improve living conditions for thousands of refugees and migrants who have made their way to France.

The Local reports that MSF has built 200 sheds and are planning to build more. When it’s completely built, the refugee camp will be able to house about 1,500 refugees.

It’s high time that we all remember that refugees are humans too and they deserve to live in an environment with good living conditions.


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