Visiting refugees in Belgium

Visiting refugees in Belgium

This week we visited refugees sleeping rough on the streets of Brussels and Zeebrugge in Belgium. Things are hard for them there. In Brussels some winter shelters have just closed putting people back on the streets, and in Zeebrugge a local church that had been providing food has had to stop when too many people began to arrive. Many people did not even have sleeping bags and they were sleeping outside the church on the path.


We took warm clothes, sleeping bags, food, gloves and underwear. Although we took a big van full to each town we gave out everything we had.

The most striking moment of the Zeebrugee day was a man who when I asked what he needed and he said I just want food. I am so hungry just give me food I don’t want anything else. We will go back soon.


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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