Evictions Update

Evictions Update

This morning began with another day of waiting. As hundreds of refugees, including many children, lined up to register.

The French authorities still appear to be having problems with processing everyone, particularly the minors. We understand the main problem is assessing their ages. This led to unfortunate scenes this morning where hundreds of children were crammed into a small space and some were injured in the crush. Luckily our volunteers were able to calm the situation and move the children to a slightly better location but things were still far from ideal. 

Today demolitions began in the main camp and despite the destruction, things have remained peaceful. We understand that a couple of fires broke out, but as yet, there have been no cause for the police to step in. We can only hope that this continues.

We have been told that a total of 4000 refugees have now left the camp. All that remains are empty tents and shelters. A place that was once full of hope is now empty and desolate, a ghost town.

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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