EMERGENCY AID CONVOY: 18th May 2023
Following mass armed raids in the refugee camps of Dunkirk, we are heading back to the refugee camps once again…
Every few days, the French authorities conduct a ‘clearance’ of refugee camps. This means armed police, accompanied by tractors, weapons and tear gas, go into the camps and destroy everything within a given mile radius that the refugees have to hand. This method of abuse is funded by the British government (to the tune of over £50 million per year), and every month these clearances become not only more frequent, but more elaborately armed.
The frequency of these ‘clearances’ means frontliners and ourselves are in a constant battle to re-supply refugees with the basics once more, so that they can survive the next few nights until the next raid.
This means teams have to re-supply refugees who have once again lost everything, with tents, sleeping bags, foods, clothes, shoes, and anything else crucial that has been destroyed.
Following a series of expanded clearances this past two weeks, teams on the ground are struggling to meet needs. Which is why an emergency convoy will be taking place on:
Thursday 18th May 2023.
This convoy’s priority will be to deliver:
- A fresh food shop to the amazing Salam Kitchen team
- Sleeping bags
- Fresh foods
- Aid to be distributed by Dorothy
- Women and children’s pre-packed rucksacks
With frontline teams in France continuing to struggle against dwindling donations, price hikes, and a lack of long-term volunteers, we will go on striving to assist however we can.
If you would like to aid us in purchasing goods and hot meals directly, please DONATE HERE.
If you would like to volunteer or donate new goods from the lists below please CONTACT US.
URGENTLY REQUIRED BY ALL TEAMS FOR MAY 2023:
Sleeping bags – £6 per bag
Tents for 2 people – £15 per tent
Tents for a family – £22 per tent
Fresh water, fruits and foods
Waterproof shoes / boots
MOBILE REFUGEE SUPPORT TEAM
Jogging trousers sizes S & M
Shoes (waterproof) 42/43
Men’s socks and underwear
Cables for iPhone/micro USB/USB-C
Hot meals – £3.00 per head
REFUGEE WOMEN’S CENTRE
Pre-Packed backpacks – £20 (Incl. backpack, underwear, socks, first aid kit, dried foods, shampoo and toiletries
Women’s underwear (UK size 8-14)
Children’s underwear for kids (ages 4-12)
Dark joggers (UK 10-16)
100% of all funds received go directly on all works and convoys.
PLEASE DONATE HERE IF YOU CAN,
OR HELP SPREAD THE WORD…