[QODLink]
Europe

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
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

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.

41

Source:
Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Featured
Up to 23,000 federal prisoners could qualify for clemency under new Justice Department initiative.
After years of rapid growth, Argentina is bracing for another economic crisis as inflation eats up purchasing power.
Deaths of 13 Sherpas in Nepal has shone a light on dangerous working conditions in the Everest-climbing industry.
Al Jazeera investigation uncovers allegations of beatings and rape in Kenya's ongoing anti-terrorism operation.
Incumbent Joyce Banda has a narrow lead, but anything is possible in Malawi's May 20 elections.
join our mailing list