Afghan children, who arrived in Paris a little over three weeks ago, are watching an addict near the Porte de La Chapelle. The children (from left to right): Sana and her twin brother Mortaza, aged 4, and their younger brother Amir, 3 years old. They are accompanied only by their mother and their big sister. Credit: Mehdi Chebil
Afghan children, who arrived in Paris a little over three weeks ago, are watching an addict near the Porte de La Chapelle. The children (from left to right): Sana and her twin brother Mortaza, aged 4, and their younger brother Amir, 3 years old. They are accompanied only by their mother and their big sister. Credit: Mehdi Chebil

In the La Chapelle neighborhood in the north of Paris, hundreds of migrants live in deplorable conditions. There are many young men among them, but also minors and families with little children. They live alongside crack addicts who were themselves displaced when police cleared their makeshift encampment earlier this summer. This is the account of a day in a neighborhood marked by despair.

 

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