As the virus crisis drags on, hard-hit French youth struggle

Nouhaila Fakhor from Morocco, a student of commerce, left, and Indian Prajakta Prakash Tamhankar, a student in international business, speaks in her student housing in Ivry sur Seine, outside Paris, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. A quarter of French young professionals can’t find work, and many university students are standing in food lines or calling hotlines for psychological help. They are France’s future, and their plight is central to the country’s battle to emerge from the pandemic.