Raheem’s story: from Sudan to Calais
‘I couldn’t imagine one day sleeping like this in a tent. I’ve never experienced anything like it.’
This is Raheem, a 27-year old refugee in Calais. He said Sudan became a ‘living hell’, so he fled and searched for a better life. ‘Why go to Europe? Because we can’t even feed ourselves in Sudan. We just want a normal life’, he said.
But Raheem cannot believe what he found here in France. ‘I am shocked at how people are living in Calais’, he described, appalled to see hundreds of men sleeping outside in the freezing cold.
Right now, refugees in Calais are living in unbelievable conditions. They face police evictions and bitterly cold nights. It’s now part of their life to keep surviving every day, but this is anything but normal. They need your help.
In Sudan, Raheem worked in a hotel and was a professional blacksmith. All he wants is to find safety and contribute to society. ‘I will help myself and hopefully do something for the UK. I want to give back, even volunteer, to help the country’, he said, ‘but right now, sometimes I feel that no one cares’.
Please donate now to help provide sleeping bags, tents, and food to refugees living in Northern France. Your support could mean that Raheem, and hundreds of refugees like him, can stay warm and fed tonight.
To donate, please visit Care4Calais.org/donate-now/