Though Calais and Dunkirk have slipped from the news agenda, our team on the ground estimates that there are now over 1,500 people living in the forests in Northern France. Almost 200 of these are unaccompanied children.

In Calais, around 1,000 people are sleeping in forests, under bridges and behind industrial buildings, often with little more than a sleeping bag for protection. French authorities are regularly destroying their tents and belongings in random acts of aggression. Likewise, around 500 people are living in Dunkirk without shelter. Mostly these are families, some with newly born babies. With nowhere else to go, they sleep in disused buildings and wooded areas.

Please donate today so we can ensure more refugees and displaced people are supported in northern France.

Northern France appeal

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The Calais needs list

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