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France: Border town struggles to cope with influx of migrants02:42

France: Border town struggles to cope with influx of migrants

France, Briancon
April 10, 2018 at 10:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

Footage filmed on Tuesday in Briancon shows the worsening migrant situation at the Italy-France border along the Montgenevre-Bardonecchia valley, as public shelters were flooded with migrants and running out of space.

The migrants arrived in the town, which lies close to the French border with Italy, from the alpine route between Bardonecchia and Briancon. Images shot in the early morning on Tuesday show several migrants lying on mats in the entrance of the station.

Amongst them are several children and many young people.

In light of the issue, volunteers at the shelters have been peacefully occupying the entrance of Briancon railway station.

"Since Sunday evening, the associations that welcome the refugees in Briancon have decided to peacefully occupy the hall of the railway station, after the rising of the number of migrants coming here, in order to give a shelter to the dozens of people without a bed," Tous Migrants volunteer Michel explained.

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Footage filmed on Tuesday in Briancon shows the worsening migrant situation at the Italy-France border along the Montgenevre-Bardonecchia valley, as public shelters were flooded with migrants and running out of space.

The migrants arrived in the town, which lies close to the French border with Italy, from the alpine route between Bardonecchia and Briancon. Images shot in the early morning on Tuesday show several migrants lying on mats in the entrance of the station.

Amongst them are several children and many young people.

In light of the issue, volunteers at the shelters have been peacefully occupying the entrance of Briancon railway station.

"Since Sunday evening, the associations that welcome the refugees in Briancon have decided to peacefully occupy the hall of the railway station, after the rising of the number of migrants coming here, in order to give a shelter to the dozens of people without a bed," Tous Migrants volunteer Michel explained.

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