Hidden work, trafficking in false papers… In Mayotte, the profiteers of migratory chaos

Hidden work, trafficking in false papers… In Mayotte, the profiteers of migratory chaos
Hidden work, trafficking in false papers… In Mayotte, the profiteers of migratory chaos

By Jeromine Doux

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The best known way for the Mahorais to supplement their income is to rent makeshift homes to families in an irregular situation.
Jéromine Doux

REPORTING- On the island, many residents take advantage of people in an irregular situation. Frauds as varied as they are inventive.

In Poroani (Mayotte)

In Poroani, south of Mayotte, Saïd* takes a tour of his farm. He inspects the rice field, checks the growth of his banana bunches, before speaking in Shimaore (local language) to his employee, crouching at the foot of a banana tree to pull out the weeds. There are two of them working for me, specifies the producer of vanilla, cassava and bananas, who also raises a few animals. They are undocumented immigrants, I pay them by the task. » Completely assumed facts, which he does not seek to conceal. Because on the island, plagued by insecurity and the migration crisis, employing undocumented immigrants to carry out construction work, ensure the cleanliness of one’s household or take care of one’s fields is commonplace.

Mahorais who have land or real estate no longer work, they make Comorians work

Daniel Gros, representative of the Human Rights League

Mahorais who have land or real estate no longer work, they make Comorians work »assures Daniel Gros, representative of the League for Human Rights in the territory, where a third of economic exchanges…

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