We are on our way to Calais and Dunkirk this morning to meet with our partners on the ground, Mobile Refugee Support.
“Relentless harassment from the police has forced people to be constantly moving and has meant many have gone long periods of time without food, water or any actual rest. Even supermarkets have restricted access for refugees wanting to use the toilet or charge their phone.
These tactics have forced us to distribute and set up at different locations each day, dependant on the restrictions and mood of the police. With numbers already reaching over 400, our team on the ground are working tirelessly, late into the night to provide the basic essentials and services that make living rough a little more bearable.
The work of the Refugee Community Kitchen and their incredible volunteers cannot be overstated. Every day since the eviction they have found ways to distribute hot food safely and efficiently to hundreds of hungry people. Driving back and forth to collect more food and distributing late into the evening, they are truly a pivotal organisation here, and an inspiring example of humanitarian aid.
Regardless of the awful circumstances, the people we support show a resilience and energy that is indescribable. We are proud to work with them and often overwhelmed by their gratitude and support in return.
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In solidarity. In defiance.
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