I have a piece of card that enables me to get on a bus whilst he clings to the underneath of it

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.

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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