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Charities bridge welfare gaps in Paris

People falling through the cracks of the French welfare system turn to charities for food and housing.

Last updated: 27 Dec 2013 19:54
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France has seen the emergence of what some are calling a "parallel welfare state".

As the government finds itself less able to help people in need, charity and volunteer services are increasingly bridging the gaps.

Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor-Wood reports from Paris.

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