Another reason why refugees need mobile phones

Another reason why refugees need mobile phones

Just another reason why refugees need mobile phones.

This weekend our volunteers made friends with a boy they met during a distribution. He is Kurdish and became separated from his mother while travelling across Turkey. As neither has a phone they have never been able to find each other again.

One of the girls commented that her family first bought her a mobile phone as they were worried when she moved up to a senior school ten miles from her home. Compare this to a journey of thousands of miles at the same age.

The volunteers loved this shy boy and brought him back to meet us. We later found out it was his sixteenth birthday that day. We took him out for dinner; the girls gave him a football and arranged a cake. At the end of the evening he told me that it was the first time he had ever celebrated his birthday.

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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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