We are pleased to announce the Tribunal in Lille has suspended the inhumane ban on distributing food to refugees in Calais, deeming it illegal.
The Mayor, Natasha Bouchart, announced a ban on food distribution in a large area of Calais on the 2nd of March, but the courts have overturned it.
Following the court’s decision, we will be meeting with our partners on the ground to discuss future strategy and consult with the refugees themselves to find a safe location for distribution of meals.
This validates our collective ongoing efforts to provide for the basic needs of vulnerable children and adults living precariously in the Calais region.
As you can see, we distribute approximately 2,500 items a week to people in and around Calais, in addition to the 10,000 other items distributed in Dunkirk and Paris. Our brilliant partners Refugee Community Kitchen also provide more than 1,000 hot meals every single day!
If you would like to support our efforts for aid with dignity, sign up for a regular donation at http://bit.ly/HelpRefugeesDonate
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