Rescue Boat filled FOUR times over with aid for refugees

Some great news! This weekend a hugely successful Extinction Rebellion Manchester event saw a Rescue Boat filled FOUR times over with aid for refugees in Northern France.

The XR Northern Rebellion was organised in conjunction with Stand Up To Racism Manchester and the Environmental Justice Foundation, and was held in support of Care4Calais.

As the target for aid was totally smashed a special trip to deliver the goods to Calais is now being organised for October.

The Rescue Boat was named after Mohammed Adam Oga who crossed the Channel in a blow up dingy. “There were 15 of us on the boat and I am the only one alive. Those on board were: a man and a pregnant woman from Ghana, two men from Ethiopia, and 11 Somalis.’ All but Muhammad drowned at sea.

We are so pleased to see this growing recognition and public response to the immense threat that climate change poses to create refugees. As people are forced to flee by rising temperatures, sea level change and extreme weather events there will be more refugees to support and more cooperation like this required to support them.

Many thanks to all involved!

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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