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


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