This is Maryam

This is Maryam

This is Maryam. She is 8 years old. We met her yesterday at a desolate woodland outside of Calais. Three weeks ago Maryam was rescued with her mother, two year old brother and father from a sinking dinghy in the channel. Her mother and brother are still in hospital suffering from the effects of being in the water. Maryam was discharged 3 days ago.

She lives with her father in a tent in the woods. Yesterday, we spent 3 hours distributing and talking to refugees in the freezing wind. I was numb from my feet to my knees; it took me 4 hours to thaw out. Maryam sleeps outside in these conditions. She cries every day for her mother.

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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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