A video we made with refugees in Calais in response to Cameron’s ‘bunch of migrants’ comments has made front page news on the Huffington Post. We wanted to re-humanise the wonderful people that we meet and work with on a daily basis so we asked them to share their professions with us. The results were diverse – everything form pro-footballer to nurse to animator. Do read, watch and share.
From the Huffington Post –
Refugees In Calais Explain To David Cameron Why They’re Not Just ‘A Bunch Of Migrants’
Help Refugees co-founder Lliana Bird said: “We wanted to highlight that many of the refugees living in Calais are in fact skilled and talented professionals with much to offer society.
“In a random group of around 40 refugees we found they had left behind careers as diverse as pro-footballers, clinical nurses and animators, so just think what a pool of untapped talent may be lying amongst the 6000 residents.
“Let’s make sure we aren’t missing out on the next Mo Farah by de-humanising them all as a ‘bunch of migrants’.”
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Not Just A Bunch of Migrants
We would not be able to do our work without your support and kindness. Many of the refugees we help are fleeing the conflict zones of Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Others are trying to escape political oppression in countries like Eritrea. All are human beings like us. As well as providing immediate physical assistance, we want to help refugees maintain their dignity.
Please click through if you would like to find out more about our work in Calais, Dunkirk, Lesvos, Samos, Idomeni and other locations. If you would like to know how you can help refugees, please check out our Get Involved section where you can find out how to fundraise for us and how to make a donation. Thank you!