I have a piece of card that enables me to get on a bus whilst he clings to the underneath of it
I met a man in Dunkirk called Evar (meaning ‘evening’ in Kurdish) who had tried to cross the channel 21 times over the last two months.
He had an amazing level of English; his parents had encouraged him to go to the UK in search of a better life. I suppose it struck home as I am at an age where my parents are also encouraging me to leave home, explore and set up a life somewhere new: the difference being that I can go home and see them anytime I like.
I have a piece of card that enables me to get on a bus whilst he clings to the underneath of it. Last time I was in Dunkirk, I didn’t see him. Now I’m just left wondering whether he is walking along a British street or lying somewhere at the bottom of the Channel. I think that volunteering here has really been an eye-opener to the part the governments play in the situation. I don’t think, without having seen it for myself, I would ever have believed the U.K. and France would leave anybody in a situation such as this one. – Written by Tia Bush a Care4Calais volunteer. You can get involved by volunteering or donating.