Victims of war are suffering on our doorstep. Governments are doing nothing to help, but you can.
The infamous Calais refugee camp was closed by the French authorities on 4 November 2016. Around 6,000 refugees were bussed to new 'welcome’ centres all around France. But this is not the end of the refugee crisis in Northern France. The refugees crisis in Europe is the biggest challenge of our generation. Governments do not recognise this as a humanitarian crisis, but you can.
The reason that refugees have been coming to Calais for so many years is that, if you want to claim asylum in the UK, you have to be physically present in the UK, and there is no legal way to get there. So refugees gather at points close to the UK and risk smugglers and illegal means to gain entry. Until safe and legal routes are established this is likely to go on, and these victims of war and conflict will need our help.
Care4Calais provides direct aid to refugees living in the worst conditions across northern France and also to those in the French welcome centres who do not have access to winter clothing, adequate food or other daily essentials. We help those living on the streets in Paris and those in small camps wherever they spring up.
The reality on the ground.
Today, while the Home Office issues guidance that will stop many unaccompanied minors from being brought to Britain, one...
19.11.16 | News
Refugees in Paris – Donations Needed
We continue to send loads of blankets, winter clothes, and shoes to the hundreds of refugees sleeping rough in...
14.11.16 | Appeals
A refugees account of the Calais Detention Centre
Our volunteers visit the Calais detention centre on a daily basis to check in with the refugees who are...
14.11.16 | Refugee Stories
France prepares to deport more migrants
The French authorities are creating 5,531 additional accommodation places throughout France. However, rather than being additional CAOs, the French...
14.11.16 | News
Feedback from a visit to a CAO
We went there 5 of us to a CAO where 28 guys live mixed Sudanese and Afghan. We were...
14.11.16 | News
Update on Refugee Centres in France
Now that most of the Calais refugees have been relocated to ‘welcome’ centres round France we are starting to...
04.11.16 | Appeals
This issue is not over, even if it is less prevalent in the media. Yes the Calais camp has...
29.10.16 | Appeals