A volunteer’s story

A volunteer’s story

Today I went to a smaller camp we support, we gave necessities, blankets, food and clothes. Whilst I was there I was chatting to some of the guys, a few of whom I have known for months, since the jungle days.

As I was having a conversation with one of my friends, a young Eritrean boy walked in and I stumbled, my mouth stopped working and I didn’t know how to react. He was someone I recognised from the jungle and had been incredibly worried about. Every day I would see him wonder through the camp, unaware of his surroundings, oblivious to threats and people who passed him.

When I saw him again my heart dropped. I had watched this boy, just nine months ago board and leave on a coach, on a way to a better life. Both of us hoping the UK would keep their promise and he would get the support he needed and a new beginning, hoping he would be helped, hoping he would be looked after.

How wrong could I be. Here we are 9 months later and still he is attempting to get on lorries at night, attempting to get to the place he was told he would be. #DUBSNOW

-written by a volunteer

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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