We finally received confirmation that an eviction of the 800+ people living in the main settlement in Grande-Synthe will take place soon. After a court hearing in Lille, the eviction that will remove the camp surrounding the emergency shelter has been ordered without delay.
This week’s extreme weather patterns have made conditions for those living outside unbearable. Searing temperatures followed by torrential rain and heavy storms have left tents and shelters battered and people weary. And with rumours of a large scale eviction circulating, the atmosphere on the ground is tense.