25,000 pieces of underwear!

25,000 pieces of underwear!


In the UK clean underwear is something we take for granted; something we expect everyone to have.
But imagine not having any, and not being able to get any, either.
That’s the reality for many of our Afghan families. Hundreds either had no time to pack, or have not been given any clothes since they arrived.
But, thanks to our amazing donors we’ve been able to buy an incredible 25,000 pieces of underwear – that’s socks, bras, pants and boxers – for men, women and children.
All last week our volunteers gave these out to people who’ve been stuck in hotels for up to a month now, with only the clothes they arrived in.
Over 15,000 Afghans were evacuated in that short window. Many literally ran for their lives, packing a suitcase didn’t matter – it was a question of just grabbing your family and hurtling to the airport.
Other people have told us how bags couldn’t get through the tightly jammed bodies, and had to be abandoned as you kept tight hold of your family’s hands.
It’s been good to help people, but we need to do much more. And we need to do it before winter sets in.
We can fully clothe a refugee for £13, from socks right up to hat. You can help at Care4Calais.org/donate

About Care4Calais

Care4Calais was founded by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of supporting the people of the Calais refugee camps, providing fresh meals, warm clothing, heating and important legal and medical support.

We are not politicians – we are people like you who simply believe that every human has the right to be treated in a fair and dignified way.

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