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.
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.
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