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UPDATE FOLLOWING UNREST AND FIRE IN THE CAMP 26th May 2016 CP2PS: 10.00pm

posted 31 Aug 2016, 13:38 by Chris Cox   [ updated 31 Aug 2016, 13:38 ]

Approximately 250 shelters have burned down and 500+ people are now without shelter.  
The warehouses have delivered a couple of hundred tents to the camp in the last hour and some of those displaced are in the Jules Ferry Centre. 


To the best of our knowledge kitchen status is as follows: 

Belgian kitchen is damaged but is cooking despite thatAshram is destroyed.
Kitchen in Calais is OK
The Calais kitchens and Calais community kitchen are offsite so are fine.

The most urgent needs are:
Pallets
Tents
Sleeping bags
Blankets

Almost as urgent are:
Fire extinguishers
Food
Money
Clothes









REPORT FROM L'Auberge Des Migrants FB page
26th May 2016
9.00pm

This afternoon, a fight started between Sudanese and Afghan camp residents at the Jules Ferry centre food distribution point. It quickly escalated into a bigger fight inside the jungle and some structures were set on fire.  The fires spread and some about 20 shops and restaurants are reported to have been destroyed including the Ashram kitchen. The Belgium kitchen is thought to have been damaged, too. 

Approximately  20 refugees were wounded in the fights.

Contrary to popular belief, the Calais Jungle has not disappeared.When the south zone was demolished,  most refugees moved into the north zone, resulting in a very crowded campsite - with shelters, tents, caravans and the first  two storey building packed closely together - a recipe for disaster. 

The number of refugees has not diminished either but rather increased -  in spite of some people making the crossing to the UK, others asking for asylum in France and others trying their luck elsewhere. And, some  40 new people arrive every day.


Ramadam is imminent and so  donations of clothing and  food including  dates, and milk, plus  halal meat will be hugely welcomed 

Please contact calaisdonations@gmail.com to notify them if you intend to deliver items to the warehouse.