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 refugees in Brussels; and over 1,500 in Paris. These migrants have no access to even basic sanitation and may not have changed their clothes in weeks, leading to skin disease and similar problems. Since the closure of the Calais migrant camps (Calais Jungle), these refugees 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 your charity 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 and our charity volunteers provide 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 the refugees living on the streets in Paris and those in small migrant camps wherever they spring up.
Care4Calais provides direct aid to refugees living in the worst conditions across France and Belgium who do not have access to shelter from the elements, basic sanitation or health facilities, adequate food, clothing or other daily essentials. One of the best ways we help them is to provide ready-made packs that they can easily carry full of the key essential things they need on a daily basis.
We are asking you to help us do this. Watch this video to find out more, or download the leaflet here.
Packs can be dropped off at any of our UK collection points or why not bring them to Calais yourself?
Home Secretary: Reunite Refugee Families
Everyday family life is full of wonderful moments we all take for granted.
But many refugee families are being forced apart. After fleeing conflict and persecution, unfair and restrictive rules are forcing people to make an impossible decision: family or safety?.
The strike of a pen could reunite these families. Tell the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid to change these rules – sign our petition.
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