Hunger tightens as government pulls out of food supply

Hunger tightens as government pulls out of food supply

The last round of evictions brought more than heartache for the refugees here in Calais. It also brought hunger. Food and cooking equipment was taken away, and communities were scattered, leaving people to fend for themselves. People took shelter where they could, sometimes long distances from distribution sites.

This morning, the government food organisation pulled out, citing tensions between refugees as the reason for withdrawal. The result is that people are more desperate for food, meaning we’re working even harder to distribute supplies. Today, we gave out 57 food packs, which will feed over 200 people this weekend.

We’re seeing people finding innovative ways to cook, and people are sharing their food packs with strangers. With each other’s support, people are starting to settle into a new routine following the latest evictions, but we need your help to make sure no-one goes hungry.

To donate a food pack, please click here.

Photo by Matt Payne (Instagram: @imagesbymattpayne)

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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