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The Guardian on our Latest Needs appeals – ‘Aid workers at Calais refugee camp appeal for right kind of donation’

You can check out our ‘Latest Needs’ appeals here. We will update these as often as we can, so please check back regularly!

Please check out this piece in the Guardian that includes interviews with the wonderful Philli, Toby and François –

Aid workers at Calais refugee camp appeal for right kind of donations

Britons’ generosity hailed but workers say refugees need warm blankets and coats, not high-heeled shoes and electrical goods

Aid groups in Calais are struggling to sift through huge quantities of inappropriate donations sent from the UK, ranging from plus-sized clothes, which are usually too large for refugees, to wedding dresses, DVDs and electric heaters intended for use in a camp that has no electricity.

Volunteers are appealing instead for blankets, tents and warm, waterproof coats as well as building materials to help them construct more weather-proof huts to accommodate the camp’s rapidly expanding population.

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Image: Guardian coverage of Latest Needs appeal