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.
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