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51 YEAR OLD TEACHER CARRYING AID FOR CALAIS REFUGEES FROM ENGLISH SYNAGOGUE REFUSED ENTRY TO FRANCE: Via FB 14th October 2016

posted 14 Oct 2016, 03:33 by Chris Cox   [ updated 14 Oct 2016, 13:01 ]
A regular Calais volunteer and provider of humanitarian aid was today prevented by Border Control from taking her latest collection of vital aid  to Calais.  She reported her experience on Facebook: "Refused entry to bring in aid at 730am. Car packed with stuff. Refused entry at Dover 830 and now banned. Never have had any trouble. Just said warehouse not Jungle but banned anyway... I am shocked. I am a 51 year old teacher about as harmless as they come with aid from my synagogue - from children at a local school. They are cruel to stop humanitarian aid.

A second regular volunteer reported: "I was just stopped and my passport taken off me for 5 minutes. I told them I was working at the warehouse and they allowed me on my way. "

And a third posted:  "Even non volunteers are not being allowed to pass. Someone I know who is nothing to do with Calais , never has been , can't get through . He was told that it's all people with a British passport due to rumours of a demonstration in Calais."

A post by a French National reads: "It's only British nationals tho. Im french and i told them you can't possibly stop me from going back to my country and they're letting me go but not my friend who drives."

Editor's footnote: Volunteers heading over in the afternoon appeared to have no trouble. 


Here is an example of the efforts people around the country have been making for the past 14 months to provide food, clothing and shelter for those people who have headed for Calais to seek refuge in the UK and found themselves stuck there.