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Meet Caia & Claire at Project Play

Meet Caia & Claire at Project Play

We were just really overwhelmed that there wasn’t a service specifically supporting children. You’d ask “this child has this injury, where did they get it from?”, and, although the Women’s Centre did an amazing job trying to support them, when you’re trying to support 200 people in families, it’s just too much. So we basically thought, we’ve got to start something.

Threat of eviction - Dunkirk, France

Threat of eviction - Dunkirk, France

For two years, since the Calais “jungle” camp was demolished in October 2016, the French authorities have inflicted the same heinous actions time and time again on the refugees who have found their way to northern France. Heavy-handed, intimidating evictions, destruction of tents, encampments, and personal belongings and police force, tear gas and brutality. Time and again it’s not worked, and yet still they keep going.

They need it more - Calais & Dunkirk, France

They need it more - Calais & Dunkirk, France

As we were leaving, Trish emptied her backpack, grabbed her toiletries, reached for sleeping bag and passed as much as she could to the long term volunteers as donations…. thinking what else she had that she could leave for someone who needs it so much more than she does.