Emmaus is providing humanitarian aid to the 2,500+ migrants in the Calais area of northern France. This number is growing daily – many have survived Mediterranean crossings and some are fleeing the Syrian conflict. Since the clearance of the Sangatte centre most are now camped around the Jules Ferry Centre with one meal supplied once a day for a maximum of 1500 people. Migrants, including very young children – many of them unaccompanied, and pregnant women, are living in appalling conditions without decent shelter, enough food, nearby water, or other basic essentials.
Emmaus is in partnership with Doctors of the World, and our colleagues in French Emmaus communities all of whom have been working exhaustively. Emmaus Oxford is planning to take a van-load of essential items to the camp on July 5th 2015 and urgently requests your donations of any of the following:
If you want to help with any of these items please bring them to our Secondhand Superstore at Westlands Drive, Northway OX39QY (between 9 and 5 pm) or our community (171 Oxford Road, OX42ES between 9 and 6pm). Alternatively you can make a financial donation (at our community) towards general costs and the purchase of items.
Whatever the political rights (or wrongs) may be, the Emmaus ethos of helping others less fortunate than ourselves is the key behind this humanitarian aid.
PLEASE HELP BY JULY 3rd 2015
For further info please phone Wyon or Gerrie on 01865 402073
Non perishable food
All clothing especially waterproofs