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...
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.
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 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...
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.
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...
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.