Help Out Calais
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Help Out Calais

Calais is home to more than 700 refugees nowadays. Kind, friendly and positive people despite their conditions. With your help I'm aiming to buy tents, sleeping bags and shoes, ...

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    17 backers

  • 14/05/2018

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Calais is home to more than 700 refugees nowadays. Kind, friendly and positive people despite their conditions. With your help I'm aiming to buy tents, sleeping bags and shoes, the most needed items around here. Every euro counts!

It's been over an year since "The Jungle" in Calais was shut down. The media coverage of the current situation in Calais has been close to zero. Few are the ones who come here to understand what's going on. Few are the ones who realize the majority of refugees here are the most kind, friendly and positive people, not the most desperate, frustrated and danger.

The way refugees are currently living in Calais isn't human. Illegal settlements made of tents (when they have them), blankets, and fires. It's like camping, with strangers, in horrible weather conditions, with no sanitary facilities or food. For the past 17 days I've been volunteering in Calais with Care4Calais. I've met dozens of refugees and I've seen hundreds of them. Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Eritreia, Pakistan. Some speaking English as good as mine, others still learning, and some are almost fluent in French by now. Rare are the ones who don't put a smile on their face when they see us. At some point, I no longer see them as refugees but as friends.

It's hard to say goodbye to your friends, especially when they are cautiously watched by the police and when every night, day, or afternoon, they risk their lives to get to their so desired country, England. Some for a brand new start, others to reunite with their families and loved ones.

Sleeping bags and tents are the most needed items, and probably the most expensive ones. This way, I'm putting my faith in human solidarity and asking for your help to give "my friends" a small shelter and a bit of comfort.

If you’d like to help me extend my stay in Calais, let me know once you do the donation!

1€ or 10€, every donation is welcomed! Share it with everyone and help me put a smile on this people's faces.

About the author

For the last two weeks I've been volunteering in Calais with Care4Calais. I've met dozens of refugees and seen hundreds of them, mainly from Afeghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, Eritreia and Pakistan. Some speaking fluent english, others still learning and some are experts in french by now. 

Incredibly inteligent, kind and humble people who are wasting their lives here. There's not much I can do around here to help them. A smile, a hug, a chat, a donation pack are enough for these people to feel grateful. When it comes to donations, tents, sleeping bags and shoes are a problem. At the end of this mont I'm aiming to buy as many tents and sleeping bags to distribute in Calais and Dunkirk. 

Every contribution makes a difference, even the smallest ones.

 

Budget and due dates

600€ - 6/05/2018

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Wed, 16/05/2018 - 12:08

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14/05/2018

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 07:54

Objetivo ultrapassado!

A uma semana do fim da campanha o objetivo final foi ultrapassado! Um enorme obrigada a todos os que contribuiram, o vosso apoio é precioso para os mais de 700 refugiados que se...

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18/04/2018

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  • Bartolome moll octubre

    Saludos cordiales

    Muy buena idea ,reciba toda mi admiración.

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  • Inês Coutinho

    Objetivo ultrapassado!

    A uma semana do fim da campanha o objetivo final foi ultrapassado! Um enorme obrigada a todos os que contribuiram, o vosso apoio é precioso para os mais de 700 refugiados que se encontram em Calais. Durante os próximos 5 dias ainda é possível fazer contribuições, por isso estejam à vontade para partilhar a campanha com amigos, familiares, colegas e todos os defensores dos direitos humanos.
    Em breve entrego mais novidades,
    Obrigada a todos
    ..........................................
    One week until the end of the campaign and the goal has already been reached! An enormous thank you to everyone who contributed, your support is crucial for the more than 700 refugees in Calais. For the next 5 days it's still possible to donate, so feel free to share the campaign with your friends, family, colleagues, human rights fighters.
    Soon I'll bring more news.
    Thank you to everyone.

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17 members of the PPL community
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  • 8
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Meet the people helping this dream come true

  • Anonymous

    14/05/2018 - 12:32

  • Anonymous

    13/05/2018 - 23:39

  • Bartolome moll octubre

    13/05/2018 - 12:25

  • Bartolome moll octubre

    12/05/2018 - 13:14

    Un abrazo

  • David Castro

    09/05/2018 - 15:11

    Parabéns pela iniciativa! Espetacular, é mesmo um trabalho importantíssimo, muita coragem!

  • Anonymous

    09/05/2018 - 14:13

  • Anonymous

    05/05/2018 - 15:07

  • Camlyn Allen

    04/05/2018 - 19:00

    Keep going, Ines! You're doing great things

  • Hurso Adam

    02/05/2018 - 23:55

  • Mariana Coutinho

    01/05/2018 - 23:02

  • Anonymous

    01/05/2018 - 22:59

  • Isabel Alves

    01/05/2018 - 11:45

    Parabéns Inês !

  • Paulo Nunes

    30/04/2018 - 18:44

  • Anonymous

    28/04/2018 - 17:48

  • Anonymous

    27/04/2018 - 23:46

  • Anonymous

    27/04/2018 - 23:43

  • Anonymous

    27/04/2018 - 23:42

  • Anonymous

    27/04/2018 - 23:40

  • Anonymous

    27/04/2018 - 23:39

  • Elsa Mesquita

    27/04/2018 - 11:16