The latest count of French victims in the Spain attacks, according to the Crisis Center of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is 30 injured in all of the terrorist attacks.
Sixteen of our injured compatriots were able to leave the hospital after receiving appropriate care. Of the 14 French nationals still hospitalized in the Barcelona area, five are in serious condition.
At the request of Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s Consulate general in Barcelona and the crisis unit of the Paris Crisis and Support Center are continuing to communicate by phone with citizens seeking their loved ones. Thus far they have fielded more than 4,000 calls.
A welcome center for French nationals has been set up at the Consulate general. In order to accommodate French nationals who are seeking information or psychological assistance, its staff has been reinforced by medical personnel from the SAMU (emergency medical aid service) and emergency medical and psychological units, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, and by diplomats and consular employees from Madrid.
The victims’ follow-up unit at the Paris Crisis and Support Center has trauma specialists and works with victims’ aid association.
Jean-Yves Le Drian, as well as European Affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau, are being kept regularly informed of developments in the situation. Members of the Ministry’s staff, both in Paris and Barcelona, are fully mobilized to assist our fellow citizens.