But then, as the evening got later, the craziest part happened…
Some of the buses that had picked people up from the camp that morning, began to RETURN.
It turned out that hundreds of people who had been forced onto buses, had been driven around all day with no food or water, just to be dropped BACK at the temporary distribution point set up by the volunteer groups down the road from the original camp (now blocked off by police).
There was no place for them in the accommodation centres…but they are not allowed to stay in the camp either…
Last night, hundreds of people spent the night slumped against the warehouse walls in the rain, with nothing.
This morning, the police have blocked off the warehouse too, meaning no one can congregate there either.
These actions have left hundreds of refugees with nowhere to sleep, no food, water, blankets, tents, and nowhere to go.
How can the authorities; the very people there to protect us, be doing this to the most vulnerable people of our society?
It shocks me to the very core.
We can’t stand back and allow this to happen.
So WHAT CAN YOU DO?
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