December 25, 2018

The sun was shining this afternoon in Dunkirk, quickly thawing out the icy ground from the night before. Our Christmas team have been on-site distributing hundreds of sleeping bags and extra bedding. The atmosphere was positive and relaxed, regardless of the situation...

December 16, 2018

This week has seen temperatures at night plummet to well below freezing. Living conditions for those sleeping rough are now deadly.

There are currently around 200 displaced people in the area, living in small scattered camps. Police continue to patrol the area forcing p...

December 5, 2018

With the situation as turbulent as it always is, we rarely have many moments to reflect on much else. Being international #volunteerday we would like to take this opportunity to thank our own ever-growing family of incredible volunteers.

Over the last year and a ha...

November 25, 2018

Living conditions for displaced people in the Dunkirk area continue to deteriorate as the weather worsens. One month on from the eviction, there are still around 500 people living rough in the area, including families with small children as young as one year old.

With t...

November 7, 2018

With winter now around the corner and the long dark nights settling in, this is a familiar scene at the end of each day. As our team pack away, people savour the last moments of warmth before heading off into the night.

There are around 500 people currently living in th...

October 31, 2018

This is the reality of the situation for displaced people in Dunkirk, one week on from the eviction.

Of the hundreds that have already returned to the area, a vast majority are sleeping rough. Many in under-passes, hidden in patches of woodland or in ditches.

Volunteers...

October 23, 2018

In the early hours of this morning over 500 police beset upon the small town of Grande-Synthe, just outside Dunkirk. Within an hour they had surrounded the large patch of woodland in which over 1500 people have been living.

This much feared clearance has come after week...

September 17, 2018

Following meetings with the Sous-Prefecture and Mayor, there has been a reduced police presence in the Dunkirk area. This has meant normal services have once again been resumed at an "agreed" location.

Grande-Synthe City Hall have fortunately installed a water point, ea...

September 6, 2018

*UPDATE FROM THE GROUND IN DUNKIRK*

Today, French authorities evicted the entirety of the Dunkirk 'Jungle.'
Over 400 people including nearly 100 children and around 60 families were forced onto buses heading to accommodation centres.

As the demolition of the camp continu...

September 1, 2018

The situation at the Dunkirk camp has remained stable over this past week, despite the constant threat of clearances. 
With over 250 tents of varying sizes, the camp is now covering a large area of woodland, sandwiched between a motorway and a railway.

The tragic burnin...

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