On October 6, 2021, the police evacuated a Roma camp where a group of 25 families, 60 adults and 20 children lived. An expulsion denounced by the Médecins du Monde association, which is worried about the health and monitoring of the care of this population.
The humanitarian association Doctors of the World is angry and lets it be known. In a press release published on October 8, 2021, she is worried about the health of the Roma community, expelled two days earlier in Toulouse. The camp was located near the Atlanta recycling center, chemin de Gramont in Toulouse.
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This evacuation, confirmed by the prefecture of Haute-Garonne, was carried out “at the request of the owners of illegally occupied land with the support of the public force“, she announces in a press release. For the State services, the objective was to put in safety the occupants of the camp, who”presented a real danger“car located”along the railway tracks. “The occupants benefited from an administrative charge and a hotel shelter proposal was made.
An interrupted treatment path
According to Médecins du Monde, 25 families or 80 people were on site. ” The immediate consequences are the loss of their shelter and insecurity in the face of climatic hazards and ambient security violence. But school paths and care paths are also interrupted “, Denounces the charity today.
Doctors of the World indeed supported these families to improve their access to health, with the aim of reducing mortality rates above the average for the French population. ” Two essential surgeries planned for October cannot take place, the numerous follow-ups for chronic diseases and ongoing maternal and child health actions will be interrupted »Explains the organization.
500 people evacuated since June 2021
In its press release, the humanitarian association recalls that the evacuations have increased since the end of the winter break in June 2021: ” Six camps were evacuated and eight squats were evicted. A total of 500 people found themselves on the street (including a hundred children) since there were no rehousing solutions offered (…) “, Emphasizes the Midi-Pyrénées branch of Médecins du Monde.
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