Dunkirk: Police clear tents but refugees still in lockdown

Dunkirk: Police clear tents but refugees still in lockdown

Last night it poured with rain in Dunkirk. It was still falling heavily this morning. After speaking to people there, we drove up with blankets and tarpaulins in our van.

I’m so glad we did; people were really grateful to get them.

It’s really difficult now in the Dunkirk area. The police are clearing tents and moving refugees on every few days, but the people can’t leave the area due to the lockdown. They are cold, tired and hungry.

One man told us the police came deeper into the jungle than usual this time. “We have nowhere else to go,” he said. “Last night it rained so hard everything I had got wet.”

There are still families in the area, and they are finding it almost impossible to provide warmth and security for their children.

One dad asked us: “Is the blanket big or small? It needs to be big enough for my family.”

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