In March, we ended the emergency intervention launched in November 2020 in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and Occitanie regions to support nursing-home residents and staff during the pandemic. Our teams had provided technical advice, psychological support, equipment, and medical care in 47 facilities.
MSF also initiated the creation of a parliamentary commission of inquiry on migration, which resulted in a report and a conference at the National Assembly in December. This conference enabled us to present our recommendations to the deputies concerning the migration policy at internal borders, the non-respect of fundamental rights, the lack of protection for children, and the precarious conditions in the camps.
In addition, we wrote and disseminated two advocacy reports regarding the effects of government policies on the mental health of unaccompanied minors, one on the impact of successive confinements and the other on the consequences of the French non-accommodation policy.
To improve care for unaccompanied minors, we opened a second accommodation facility in Ile de France. We also developed our project in Marseille, opening a 20-bed shelter and running a range of services in collaboration with other organizations.