In France, we are working around the clock on the front line with vulnerable populations. The main activities consist of outreach inside squats and shantytowns in order to provide prevention information.
Despite the very precarious living conditions of these people, our staff and volunteers take care to raise their awareness of the epidemic and of the prevention measures needed to guard against infection. We respect the right of people to have complete and appropriate information enabling them to protect themselves and others. They also help fight against the spread of false information about the disease and its management.
In terms of advocacy, teams are putting in place suitable and multilingual awareness tools Both at the local and national level, institutional spaces strongly rely on MDM in order to monitor health and living conditions and to participate in ongoing consultations concerning the establishment of new procedures for supporting people in precarious situations.