Churches Evacuate, Shelter Migrants After Fire Devastates Dunkirk Camp

DUNKIRK, France (World Watch Monitor) Local churches in Dunkirk helped to evacuate terrified migrants on Monday as a devastating fire spread through their camp in northern France.

La Linière camp in Grande-Synthe, just outside Dunkirk, housed an estimated 1,500 migrants, including a handful of Christian converts, but has now been reduced to “a heap of ashes”, a local official said.

At least a dozen people were injured—some as a result of the blaze, others because of the knife fight that preceded it, when Kurdish and Afghan migrants clashed. Three Iranian converts to Christianity needed medical treatment for burns on their legs. Another migrant was knocked down by a car on a road outside the camp and is now in a critical condition.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    May God have mercy on the migrants. France needs Christian faith. Secularists are not trustworthy.

  • BuckeyePhysicist

    France is the Eldest Daughter of the Church. I think they forgot that.