Shoes Are Needed for Refugees.

Shoes Are Needed for Refugees.

Today we took shoes to the refugees at Maximilian Park in Brussels. We can’t do this often because shoes are so expensive; but providing dry footwear is one of the greatest impacts we can make on the refugees’ quality of life. The medics tell us that foot infections from dirty and wet footwear is one of the most common ailments they are now seeing.

A striking thing about the day was how many refugees have run away from the area and are now too scared to be seen in public. The Belgian Kitchen reports having to drive round at night to find people when distributing food. This is a direct result of the massive increase in police activity over the last three weeks, with arrests, detentions and even deportation been employed.

We would like to thank Oxford Refugee Solidarity for supporting us today.

To buy a pair of waterproof walking boots for a refugee you can donate £20 here:

 

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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