Delivering donations to a CAO

Delivering donations to a CAO

Volunteers from Care4Calais went to a CAO near Lille yesterday to take donations of clothes, shoes and food to 50 refugees, most of whom were Sudanese or Afghan. Their situation compared to other CAOs was slightly better, although food was a big issue. They are only served one meal a day, and most of the time the food is not halal. They have to walk one and a half hours to get to the nearest market to buy food. They have security guarding the complex they are staying at and the police have been called before when volunteers have tried to go and help.

Although we took supplies there were no kitchen facilities and some refugees did not even have coats or shoes to see them through the winter. They are given no recourse to funds. We delivered winter clothes, shoes, underwear, thermals a microwave and a kettle to give them some independence.

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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