Urgent help needed in Calais

Urgent help needed in Calais

It’s so cold in Calais right now that the ground where refugees put their tents is covered in ice. At night it’s so bitter that people can’t sleep. This morning we saw these children’s toys stuck in a frozen puddle, and our hearts skipped a beat.

In the afternoons, the ice briefly melts and the ground becomes boggy – only to freeze again at night.

Snow is forecast for tonight, which will make things worse.

For the refugees we talk to, boots and shoes are the biggest problem. Not only do they get wet and muddy, but being wet destroys them quicker, so people end up walking around with holes in their shoes.

All this has a long, debilitating effect because, as one guy told us today when you’re cold and wet, it wears down your physical and mental health.

The volunteers here do an amazing job of staying cheerful, but in truth, we are deeply concerned for the refugees here.

We’re doing all we can, but we really need your help.

Please donate now to help refugees in Calais get through this winter. No amount is too small to help someone survive.

You can donate by clicking below or via Care4Calais.org/donate

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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