Aggressive clearances in Calais this week

Aggressive clearances in Calais this week

This week in Calais the police have been particularly harsh.

On Thursday, while our attention was focused on 39 horrific deaths, they chose to perform an exceptionally aggressive clearance. As usual peoples tents and sleeping bags were taken but, this time, people were driven from their tents in the early morning leaving many personal possessions behind. Clothes, shoes and personal items were indiscriminately destroyed while many people were forced onto buses and driven far away.

This casual brutality is needless and cruel. I don’t have words to describe seeing people standing freezing in the rain when they have nothing left and other humans have treated them in this way.

This weekend we have distributed tents and sleeping bags but now they need more clothes and boots and coats.

Please consider volunteering this winter. You don’t need any specialist skills just bring the humanity and compassion that they sorely need to see.

If you are not able to volunteer you can help by donating here: 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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