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Grande-synthe

Eviction

Eviction

We finally received confirmation that an eviction of the 800+ people living in the main settlement in Grande-Synthe will take place soon. After a court hearing in Lille, the eviction that will remove the camp surrounding the emergency shelter has been ordered without delay.

Searing Temperatures followed by Torrential Rain

Searing Temperatures followed by Torrential Rain

This week’s extreme weather patterns have made conditions for those living outside unbearable. Searing temperatures followed by torrential rain and heavy storms have left tents and shelters battered and people weary. And with rumours of a large scale eviction circulating, the atmosphere on the ground is tense.

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.