Saturday June 3, 2017; some of our volunteers visited Calais to provide aid to the refugees who had been stranded after the Dunkirk camp burnt down.
Fruits, water, toiletries, nappies and milk was distributed. Arrival packs donated by The Separated Child Foundation which contained a towel, socks and underwear, warm clothing, a waterproof kackets, gloves, a hat and a scarf and other essentials were given to the warehouse.
For refugees who lack the most basic necessities of life, this arrival pack makes an important difference to their everyday life.
In the afternoon, we met with some of the children and family we knew from the Calais Jungle and who now live crammed behind an industrial estate in a small metal shipping container. The conditions they live in are so precarious and unsafe! Yet, those mothers are striving to keep their babies safe.
We played with the children and ran some arts and crafts workshop. These activities are a breath of fresh air for those children who have been robbed of their childhood. Their smiles are priceless and remind us why we got involved in the first place.
We will be travelling to Calais again on June 25th, on a trip in collaboration with Stand Up To Racism – South London to deliver essential aid. As part of this trip, we will also be arranging collections to be taken to the Care4Calais warehouse in Calais. For more information and to arrange a drop off, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’d like to support our trip, you can do so here: https://www.gofundme.com/4refugeechildren
The Help4Refugee Children Team
These are some photos from our trip below.