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In Mayotte, the challenges of a vast operation against illegal immigration


REPORT - The Ministry of the Interior is preparing a massive dismantling of slums to expel undocumented migrants.

Mamoudzou (Mayotte)

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On the tiled floor of the sheet metal house, Zenabou Souffou searches through the papers that she has meticulously arranged in a cardboard folder.

"There it is

," she exclaims.

The mayor signed a land use permit in 2009.”

Originally from Anjouan, in the Comoros, this mother of seven children has lived for twenty-five years in this


(house) with two bedrooms, separated by plates and curtains.

But, despite her certificate, she will probably soon have to leave this informal neighborhood in the suburbs of Mamoudzou, considered unhealthy.

In Mayotte, where the poverty rate reaches 70%, nearly half of the 310,000 inhabitants live in sheet metal huts, sometimes without water or electricity.

On this island plagued by strong illegal immigration, one person in two is in an irregular situation.

A context that favors violence and acts of delinquency.

To try to stem the problem, ten members of the Raid, the intervention unit of the national police...

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Source: lefigaro

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