CALAIS AID RECON MISSION OF SATURDAY 8th OCTOBER 2016 COMPLETED.
BREAKING: Thanks to the wonderful generosity of one of our supporters, ALL funds raised for our aid recon convoy of 8th-9th October will be match-funded!
Despite our hopes that the UK and French governments would work towards safely re-sheltering the +10,000 refugees forced to live in the ‘Jungle’ camp of Calais, it is now feared that threats to demolish the camp by the end of October 2016 will be actioned by police agencies. This follows reports that the Jules Ferry centre and surrounding areas have been sold for over 600 million euros to a shipping port / development company.
There are NO evident plans in place (and not enough time if there were) to safely re-shelter the thousands of men, women and children currently residing in the camp, all of whom are already dealing with the emotional, physical and psychological traumas of not only having fled war and other man-made disasters, but of having to survive in unthinkable situations within the camp itself.
Last year, on 18th September 2016, you made it possible for the Making Herstory (MH) Emergency Aid Convoy team to make its first trip to the Calais refugee camp.
Thanks to your ongoing support, we have now been able to complete nine trips over the last thirteen months, distributing thousands of pounds worth of urgent goods, foods, water, medication, footwear, clothing, tents, sleeping bags, pre-packed backpacks for women and children and countless other items.
We will continue to aid those agencies seeking to help bring vulnerable refugee women and children to the United Kingdom and those on the ground in Calais attempting to aid families in particular.