Victims of war are suffering on our doorstep. Governments are doing nothing to help, but you can.

There are currently around 1,000 refugees sleeping rough in Calais and Dunkirk; another 500 in Brussels; and over 1,500 in Paris. They have no access to even basic sanitation and may not have changed their clothes in weeks, leading to skin disease and similar problems. They have no shelter at night or regular food supply, and their health is in shocking decline. The refugee crisis in Europe is the biggest challenge of our generation. Governments do not recognise this as a humanitarian crisis, but you can.

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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.

#Coats4Calais

Over 3,000 refugees are currently sleeping rough in Northern France, and temperatures are rapidly dropping. There are minors as young as 13, and they have no access to clean clothes, water or shelter. So this holiday season our goal is to provide each and every one of these refugees with a warm winter coat. To do this we URGENTLY need your help.

We are asking each of you to look in your cupboards for a winter coat that you no longer wear.

Take a picture of yourself holding up this coat and post it on social media with a message such as:

“Show you @Care4Calais by donating a coat to a refugee this winter. Here’s my #Coat4Calais”

Donate your coat at our nearest donation point.

If you can’t give a coat, simply buy a coat for a refugee for £25

Lets keep people warm this winter!

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