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The long journey from war in Afghanistan to destitution in France

 WSPAK - Poland 24 March 2019

Refugees fleeing Afghanistan have an immensely hard journey to get to France. They walk for miles, swim desperately from sinking boats, and face the possibility of arrest at every border they cross. And when they finally reach their destination, many end up homeless. Marta Mazuś reports on the lives of Afghan immigrants living in Paris and the French nationals trying to help them. (2730 Words) - By Marta Mazuś

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France is the most popular destination for refugees in Europe. In 2011 alone the government received 57,000 applications -half of which came from Paris.Photo: Marta Mazuś

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France is the most popular destination for refugees in Europe. In 2011 alone the government received 57,000 applications -half of which came from Paris.Photo: Marta Mazuś

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France is the most popular destination for refugees in Europe. In 2011 alone the government received 57,000 applications -half of which came from Paris.Photo: Marta Mazuś

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France is the most popular destination for refugees in Europe. In 2011 alone the government received 57,000 applications -half of which came from Paris.Photo: Marta Mazuś


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