Yesterday a re-purposed double decker bus was delivered to camp in the afternoon to replace to Women and Children’s Centre. As the southern part of the camp continues to be evicted and destroyed by the French authorities, it is vital that the key services offered by the Women and Children’s Centre remain open and mobile. The bus offers a safe living space on the ground floor for women and children to use in this tenuous time, and a dormitory upstairs which is expected to be used by the many unaccompanied minors that currently live in the camp, kitted with blackout curtains for cinema days. The bus has been fitted by the incredible Mark and his team with heaters, solar panels, bedding and emergency supplies such as fire extinguishers.
Help Refugees are so happy to have helped organise this and are incredibly grateful to Juliet Stevenson, Sophie Besse and Mark for making this happen.
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