Urgent repatriation appeal – please help us return this young woman’s body to her family

Three nights ago, a 19 year old Eritrean young woman called Samrawit was killed on the motorway in Calais in a hit and run incident as she was trying to reach her brother in London. The volunteers who knew her at the ‘unofficial’ Women’s and Children’s centre the Jungle Calais described her as ‘a sweet gentle girl’ and we are all mourning her passing.

Our volunteers have been liaising closely with the Eritrean community, her family and Medicins du Monde in order to provide as much support as possible and to allow her body to be repatriated.

For that to happen, and in order for her grieving family to be with her one last time, €6000 is urgently needed. Please click here to help: https://www.youcaring.com/samrawit-s-family-601759

Let us mark Samrawit’s tragic and unnecessary death by showing generosity and allowing her family to mourn.

Alternatively email annie@helprefugees.org for bank transfer details.

Thank you!


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!

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