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Cold: Some Rooms Open in Paris for Emergency Homeless this Weekend

SOLIDARITY:  The extreme cold has not been felt in the capital, but the low temperatures expected this weekend is pushing governments and associations to act throughout Paris …

The cold arrives in Paris. The wave is felt from this Friday, but Saturday is expected to drop to -5 ° in the capital. That worry for the regional prefecture, the city of Paris and associations to help the homeless. “We will mobilize more staff to answer calls from the number 115 but also for patrols” said the Parisian Jean-Martin Delorme, director of inter-regional accommodation and housing in the prefecture.

Open rooms in emergency

In parallel, the City of Paris will open new venues to host emergency people in great difficulty. This is the case of Jean-Aicard dining the town hall of the 11th , managed by the Army Hi, which can accommodate 20 people, says the municipality in the columns of Paris .

Emmaus Solidarity as precise opening another room this Friday night at the marie 1. It will accommodate twenty people. If the need arises, the mayor of Paris says it will also open a room of the City Hall (4th). All winter also open 16 gyms in rotation to accommodate the poor. Right now, the Auguste-Renoir gymnasium in the 14th which was requisitioned. It can accommodate 60 people.

The cold shot is not so far triggered Paris unlike other French regions where temperatures drop even more. “We are opening the emergency reception rooms but there are no plans for now to strengthen the marauding device in the capital,” says one in Emmaus Solidarity.

A “forceful” action DAL Saturday

DAL (Right to Housing) will also be on deck this weekend. The group gives appointment this Saturday at 15h at the Saint-Michel fountain (6) for an action “impactful”, Jean-Baptiste Eyraud, spokesman, said.

“These arrangements set up by the state or the city of Paris are not enough, he says. It reacts each time in an emergency and once the repass temperatures above zero, people on the street is recovering. “The DAL much advocates of empty housing requisitions. “Paris has never been so many at this time, said Jean-Baptiste Eyraud. This will be the message this Saturday. “

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