Charities bridge welfare gaps in Paris

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.