Support our emergency appeal for tents for refugees

Support our emergency appeal for tents for refugees
Today I met a family who were trying to make these two thin tarpaulin sheets their home.
An Afghan mum and dad, and their two primary-school-age sons were sheltering here because the police had taken away their good tent. They’d snatched during a mass eviction in Dunkirk, the dad, Rafi, told me. The boys had been so scared. Now he really needed to find them some proper shelter because – he glanced at his wife, and his children playing in the mud, his eyes filled up, and for a moment he couldn’t speak.
He didn’t need to.
The tragic truth is that for the last few days in northern France, countless families have been suffering like this. Last week a huge eviction deprived hundreds of people of their shelters and possessions. We replaced many tents and sleeping bags but then, sooner than usual, came more evictions. And after giving out more replacements, we are now dangerously low on supplies. You can see from the picture of selves in our warehouse how critical the situation is.
This is a crisis, and we can fix it only with your help.
Many of you have already responded to our first calls with incredible kindness and generosity. Donations are being made, and tents are being taken to collection points across the country. Every penny received, and every tent donated makes a difference, and rest assured that our amazing volunteers will work tirelessly to get these tents out. We found a tent for Rafi’s family, and they will sleep warm and dry tonight because of the efforts of our supporters and volunteers.
But we need more, because there are still so many desperate people here, and refugees are still having their tents taken.
Together we can all do this. But we need to act. Please, please, please help if you can.
Just £14 will buy a tent, and £7 will buy a sleeping bag:
And with summer almost here, we know many of you will be buying tents to take to festivals. You can donate these once you’ve used them – just get in touch with one of our collection points around the country:

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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