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Mayotte: The defender of rights, Dominique Baudis, is again concerned about the situation of minors isolated on the island of perfumes




Mayotte: The defender of rights, Dominique Baudis, is again concerned about the situation of minors isolated on the island of perfumes
Dominique Baudis, the defender of rights, again denounced the plight of 3,000 foreign minors isolated on the island of Mayotte.

According to Dominique Baudis, in respect of the status of 'outermost region', the island of Mayotte can benefit from an allocation of 200 million euros from the European Union from 2014 but must in return to submit concrete projects to validate these European funding which the filing of records expires at the end of November.

But "for the moment, none of the files does the situation of children", regrets Dominique Baudis in an interview with Agence France Presse.

In August, the Regional Chamber of Auditors of Mayotte has pointed to the budget of the general Council, estimating that "expenditures action social and medico-social, including child welfare, are only about 11% of the actual operations of the Department." New recipes are collected on the exercise, they should be allocated in priority to this area which is a mandatory competence of the Department", noted financial judges as the remonstrance.

For its part, Dominique Baudis drives the point and recommends that the powers conferred on social assistance to children is now placed in the hands of the state, "at least temporarily".

In its report published in April, rights defender Dominique Baudis had already firmly criticized the "unacceptable" isolated foreign minors, speaking of a 'ticking bomb' situation: "these young people, often physically, abandoned in the greatest destitution, on the margins of society will soon become adults whose revolt could have consequences throughout Mahoran society".

As a reminder, 3,000 unaccompanied minors were identified in Mayotte, island of 376 km2 and a population of about 213,000 inhabitants, while in comparison the number of unaccompanied children is estimated at between 4,000 and 8,000 for the entire French territory, According to a report by the human Rights Defender published last April.



Assani Badrudin


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