How we can help Refugees to get through the winter

How we can help Refugees to get through the winter

This is the queue for winter coats in Brussels this week. It seemed endless. The queue for shoes in Calais yesterday was just as bad. It can feel overwhelming. But we are achieving things. Yesterday I saw quite a few people wearing the boots we gave out a couple of weeks ago. And every pair I saw gave me a lift.

Our job is endless. The new arrivals just keep coming. Young boys who have gone through hell in Libya or seen friends drown in the Mediterranean and yet are still full of hope.

So we do what we do. Every day. 365 days each year we go out and distribute and spend time with the refugees. We take tea and coffee and games and WiFi and maybe a little hope and solidarity. Because what else can we do? Giving up is not an option. No matter how hard it gets. No matter how overwhelming it feels.

I hope next week we will see some people wearing the boots and coats we are giving out this week. A few people who will be a little less cold this Christmas. Because I know we will see new people freezing in the cold who have nothing and who depend on us for help.

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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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