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Help Refugees in the Calais region

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Philippa Boyle

We continue to support refugees in Northern France every day since the camps closed. We need your help to continue

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With our brilliant partners L'Auberge des Migrants, Refugee Youth Service, Utopia 56 and Refugee Community Kitchen, we continue to run the Calais warehouse and distribution teams.

There are currently up to 700 people - most of them lone children - sleeping on the streets and in forests in and around Calais.

More than ever we need your generosity. People think that because refugees are now forced to live in hiding, they have left altogether. In reality they are living in more precarious conditions than ever. There are no roofs over their heads, or lockable doors. There is no sense of community, no structure, no access to running water, no power to charge phones and very limited access to internet to contact family. 

With our partners we are doing our best to fill as many of these gaps as we can. A distribution team, outreach teams, a mobile youth centre, an experienced child protection team and a smoothly-run warehouse all help to make this happen. 


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Help us help refugees in Northern France

Our physical donations have slowed down due to the situation getting less publicity. But because everyone is sleeping outside, often in the rain and frost, we must regularly replace bedding, socks and warm clothes. 

We also regularly need to purchase hygiene products for hygiene packs - razors, tooth brushes, tooth pastes,  soap - as well as emergency blankets and ponchos. 

We are establishing a laundry service to clean salvaged sleeping bags and a mobile info bus so that adults can access the internet and asylum information. 

Your generous donations will allow us to continue to do this work, continuing to fill gaps left by governments and big NGOs in a flexible, reactive, human way. 

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Event date

22-January-2016 00:00  - 
18-December-2017 00:00

Event type

Emergency Supplies for Calais

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Donation by Katherine Holden
on 13-08-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 12-08-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Many problems for our family but at least we have the basics. Sending love to the refugees and helpers.
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-08-2017
£5.00 gift aid
You are all doing absolutely hero work there. Please hold strong and do not give up.
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-08-2017
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-08-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Lynda Hall
on 10-08-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-08-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 09-08-2017
Donation by Anonymous
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Donation summary

Online Donations: £31,240.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £31,240.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £37,029.50

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