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French families put up asylum seekers facing homelessness

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Tents for migrants in Calais, but even those asking for asylum to stay in France find it hard to stay off the street
Tents for migrants in Calais, but even those asking for asylum to stay in France find it hard to stay off the street Reuters/Pascal Rossignol

The 600 Syrian and Iraqi asylum seekers taken in by France in September have been receiving residency cards. In this report, we hear from one man about what has happened to him since he arrived three weeks ago. And then we meet an Afgan man who worked as an interpretor for the French army, who found himself homeless in Paris when he arrived, asking for asylum. He is now living with a couple in Lyon, through an association that is linking up host families with asylum seekers looking for places to live.

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