There was a lot of media coverage yesterday of the situation in Calais. Our wonderful patron Oona Chaplin (who has just returned from one of her many stints volunteering there) was on Good Morning Britain to talk about it. Unfortunately there are a number of factual inaccuracies in GMB’s intro. But Oona reminds everyone why, whatever the circumstances, we need to remain compassionate and we need to care for our fellow human beings.
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!