They just want to be safe

They just want to be safe

I met a man from Iraq. He showed me the route he had taken to travel from his home to Dunkirk. He had walked for days and days with his pregnant wife and two children. He showed me the video of them landing in Greece after travelling by boat. His friend drowned on the way. His wife had their baby in Italy. They walked from Italy to Dunkirk, with a newborn and two young children.

His wife and children had managed to seek asylum in the UK, while he was left in France. He showed me photos of his daughters in their school uniforms and in their garden. He spoke English, he is trained as a doctor and his family are in the UK.

The people out here have been through so much and they just want to be safe.

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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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