Shelter Building in Calais
L'Auberge des Migrants/Help Refugees (formerly Help Calais)has beenthe only organisation in Calais building shelters for the refugees in the camp. And we are critically low on funds to continue our ambitious build programme.
There are 6000-7000 men, women and children are currently living in the 'jungle' in Calais and there are no major aid
organisations supplying aid such as food, clothing, bedding or shelter,
so Auberge/Help Calais has taken on the task of delivering all of these,
24 hours a day, seven days a week.We constantly need to purchase very
large quantities of materials in order to keep production levels up.
We supplied materials and along with the
residents, built 180 shelters in October, 400 in November and 340 in December. This massive figure represents around 3,680 people in shelters,
raised off the earth, away from the cold, wet ground, insulated against
the icy winds.
Shelter Building in Calais Refugee Camp
More than half the camp are currently out of tents and in shelters.
We would like to be able to build or supply the materials for at least 500 more shelters over the next 6 weeks, as Winter hits, accommodating another 2000 people. For this we would need 130,000 euros.
1 Shelter costs 260 euros *
Timber: 22 pieces - 60 euros
Pallets: 12 - 48 euros
Plastic: 20m2 - 27euros
Insulation: 29m2 - 70euros
Wrapped OSB door: 18 euros
Hinges: 2 - 5 euros
Latches: 2 - 4 euros
Padlock: 1 - 4 euros
Screws for frame: 2 euros
Nails 110mm, 70mm and 45mm: 5 euros
Hammer, Saw & Bucket: 12 euros
Petrol & vehicle charge: 5 euros
* costs can vary significantly depending on supplier availability and volume of materials purchased
Shelter building in Calais Refugee Camp
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