From the French Alps (where they got help from mountain dwellers) to Africa where they fled, reporter Raphaël Kraft followed the path of young immigrants. An investigation described in his book published in Marchialy edition.
Published. Back to the original immigration route…the mystery of these children was revealed. They left one night to cross the Sahara Desert in Libya, found a place in the bathtub leading to Italy, and then entered France.
These immigrants, the sound director of French culture Raphaël Kraft (Raphaël Krafft), knew them when he passed them in a Paris refugee camp in 2015. From these first meetings, their faces, names and stories attracted this great reporter and kept him south. However, it was not until his long stay at the bottom of an alpine valley on the Italian border that his approach to this problem really changed. There, he met some citizens who, in the name of human rights and children’s rights, rescued newcomers who were about to work short-term in the mountains.
The story he tells is also a few kilometers away from Briançon LaClarée children. This book takes us to the bottom of the alpine valley at the foot of Mount Eschel. Since 2017, about 10,000 immigrants have passed through this place, most of them are Guineans and often only teenagers. At the end of that year, many people came here, braving the cold, snow they had never seen before, and even ignored it. If today’s audience changes, immigrants will still take this dangerous path, which is a path opened after the check is multiplied by a more practical entry into France.
Therefore, every night, mountain residents will organize to save these children. From retired soldiers to guides, and then through a series of ordinary citizens, Raphaël Kraft (Raphaël Kraft) tells about these roles that patrol at night and establishes a “secret” organization for people who arrive, freeze and cold Provide food and shelter. If they are prosecuted and arrested for these actions, when they rescue the young and help them descend into the valley, go straight to the boots of the citizens. As this book says, and recent news has shown this again.
If Clarie is an important part of Raphaël Kraft’s story theater, then the reporter did not stop there. Going further south, he continued his journey and even signed a “contract” with the school in this village, which was in line with the rescue rhythm of these young Guinean youths. The small mountain people will order news from him in Guinea, and the reporters will go there to try to understand why the immigration wind in this small West African country is so strong. In return, Raphaël Kraft (Raphaël Kraft) revealed the living conditions of the people in Conakry, who had just graduated from elementary school and were ready to give up everything to join France, dreaming of studying instead of having 100 students. The book also tells about this country that has not yet successfully invented the horizon.