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Uk charity giving up on Calais

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petra Tue 06-Oct-15 18:16:31

In the Daily Mail now.
Bradford based charity: Human Relief foundation.
Things are not what they thought, in the camps. Many of us could have told them that.

Ana Tue 06-Oct-15 18:25:27

Can't be true if it's in the DM, apparently...hmm

granjura Tue 06-Oct-15 18:33:28

Care to expand? One young British woman I have befriended on an expat immigrant Forum in France has been working tirelessly to get supplies to Calais- wonderful and caring person.

granjura Tue 06-Oct-15 18:34:09

ooops meant to -expat- and instead it

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 06-Oct-15 18:44:34

article here

loopylou Tue 06-Oct-15 18:46:15

The vast majority at Calais are economic migrants, not refugees, young, fit men fleeing from conscription and who want to get here for benefits etc

Donations taken to there are being burnt on bonfires because they want mobile phones, iPads and money not clothing, toiletries etc.

A local organisation took four transit vans full of donations which were scornfully refused, so brought it all back again. It included tents, sleeping bags, blankets, toiletries etc. The accompanying people were shocked and disgusted as well as disappointed, the donations have now gone to homeless charity in nearby city.

merlotgran Tue 06-Oct-15 18:55:26

Will they be setting fire to Banksy's dismantled Dismaland I wonder?

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 06-Oct-15 18:59:14

Why would they do that?

loopylou Tue 06-Oct-15 19:01:23

Why? They'd have a heck of a trek first!
Besides, it's all destined for exhibitions elsewhere merlotgran

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 06-Oct-15 19:07:12

oh, I see

Shouldn't think so. It would be warmer than tents wouldn't it?

merlotgran Tue 06-Oct-15 19:19:25

I thought it was going to be used for emergency accommodation.

merlotgran Tue 06-Oct-15 19:20:47

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 06-Oct-15 19:21:21

It is. That's why I put that link up.

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 06-Oct-15 19:22:32

I should put the long version up. I don't think anyone sees the short links.

merlotgran Tue 06-Oct-15 19:25:09

I didn't spot your blue bit, jingl. My specs probably need a clean. I've been painting a ceiling so everything's foggy. grin

rosesarered Tue 06-Oct-15 20:04:36

I read about Dismaland going to be packed up and sent to Calais! It will be put straight onto eBay I suspect.

granjura Tue 06-Oct-15 20:12:26

Foxnews, I see. Did you remember their famous item on immigration in Birmingham?!?!

My TeaParty Trump voting relatives in the USA of course say BBC is really biased and Fox News the only totally reliable source of the TRUTH.

We cannot agree to disagree on this one, I'm afraid.

rosequartz Tue 06-Oct-15 20:13:16

I will still carry on sending to the small charity in Turkey; it is delivered to where they know it is needed by trusted drivers to genuine refugees.

rosesarered Tue 06-Oct-15 20:13:50

This was also on the BBC news Granjura.

merlotgran Tue 06-Oct-15 20:21:20

You could always take a look at jingl's link, granjura hmm

granjura Tue 06-Oct-15 20:51:25

I did, thanks.

jinglbellsfrocks Tue 06-Oct-15 22:00:22

Glad it wasn't wasted. smile

durhamjen Tue 05-Apr-16 13:02:39

This is appalling.
Why can the UK not take refugees from Calais who want to be in the UK?
Particularly the children.
They say they are treated as badly by the French police as they were by the Syrian police.

Anniebach Tue 05-Apr-16 13:05:25

Because the foreign secretary said they would lower our standard of living , he of doubtful parentage

durhamjen Tue 05-Apr-16 16:22:11

129 children unaccounted for since the demolition of the camp.
We are supposed to care about children, aren't we?