Paris mayor says wants to create refugee camp to replace makeshift ones

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo attends a news conference to promote the tourism in Paris, France, on May 30, 2016.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo attends a news conference to promote the tourism in Paris, France, on May 30, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - The mayor of Paris said on Tuesday (May 31) that she wanted to create a refugee camp in the French capital to replace makeshift camps that are habitually closed down for health reasons.

City authorities are "assessing different sites" for their suitability to create a camp "as soon as possible", Mayor Anne Hidalgo told a press conference.