Frontline services reintroduced as French lockdown relaxed

Frontline services reintroduced as French lockdown relaxed

Today, as the French lockdown has been relaxed, we reintroduced some of our services in Calais. We distributed food and clothes packs as usual followed by haircuts, hot tea, music, clothes repairs, cycle repairs, and phone charging.

It was so nice to see the more relaxed atmosphere that we used to have before COVID-19 start to reappear once more.

The volunteers could do things to help counteract the incredibly harsh and unwelcoming environment that is created by the French authorities – ongoing evictions and clearances designed to dehumanise and destroy morale.

Mending clothes and haircuts make a statement that it does matter what a person looks and feels like. We really enjoyed our afternoon today. I hope the refugees did too.

To help us continue to support refugees during these difficult times, consider making a donation or volunteering with us.

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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