Mi­grant shel­ter to be ex­panded

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

France will cre­ate 11,000 more places in cen­ters for asy­lum seek­ers and hous­ing for refugees as part of a plan to deal with the flow of thou­sands of mi­grants cross­ing the Mediter­ranean Sea, the in­te­rior min­is­ter said.

Bernard Cazeneuve said the goal is “to pro­vide longterm so­lu­tions.”

About 100,000 mi­grants have en­tered Europe via Italy and Greece this year and riot po­lice have forcibly re­moved dozens from the French-Ital­ian bor­der.

Cazeneuve said France will open 4,000 more places in cen­ters for asy­lum seek­ers by next year and 5,500 places for refugees granted le­gal sta­tus in France.

Euro­pean Union na­tions failed Tues­day to reach an agree­ment over an emer­gency plan to share the bur­den of mi­grants cross­ing the Mediter­ranean, many of them com­ing from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea.

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