On the occasion of the national day of tribute to the harkis, the Secretary of State for Veterans, Patricia Miralles, wants to initiate a reflection on the creation of a foundation for the harkis.
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Patricia Miralles, the French Secretary of State for Veterans, will propose on Monday September 25 to initiate a reflection on the creation of a Foundation for the harkis, franceinfo learned from the ministry. The announcement will be made during his speech at Les Invalides, on the occasion of the national day of tribute to the harkis.
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This reflection responds to a request from several associations, indicates the ministry. Patricia Miralles will entrust the general control of the armies, responsible for advising the minister and the secretary of state, with a mission which will make it possible to collect the expectations of the actors concerned on the creation of such a foundation, on the missions which would be assigned to it and on its articulation with other foundations dedicated to similar themes. This foundation would make the history of the harkis better known and remind people that they are veterans of the French army.
11,000 files processed
Since May 2023, 45 new sites have been recognized as reception structures giving the right to reparation, that is to say compensation, for harkis and their families, but others are still waiting, such as in Buchelay (Yvelines).
To date, of the 11,000 cases processed since the law of recognition and reparation for harkis, promulgated on February 23, 2022, which opens a right to reparation for harkis, due to the conditions of their reception on French territory. Of these 11,000 files processed, 10,000 were accepted for an average amount of compensation of 8,500 euros.