17th August 2016: UTOPIA 56 PULL OUT OF CAMP

posted 17 Aug 2016, 13:35 by Chris Cox

Utopia 56 will be gradually leaving the humanitarian camp of La Liniere and Grande Synthe and reinforce their efforts in other slums where refugees suffer the most difficulties.

When ?

We will be leaving by end of September at the latest. Our departure could be sooner if the City hall of Grande Synthe and the Afeji, who are currently managing the camp, organise an earlier replacement.


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1st June 2016

posted 1 Jun 2016, 13:23 by Chris Cox   [ updated 1 Jun 2016, 13:26 ]


As of June 2016

Utopia still operate on the camp, but it is an Afeji camp now. All volunteers have to register through Utopia still!

CONTACTS

VOLUNTEERING – Utopia56 http://www.utopia56.com/en/
DONATIONS – L’Auberge warehouse calaisdonations@gmail.com
FOOD DONATIONS - calaiskitchens@gmail.com
QUERIES REGARDING DONATIONS AND DISTRIBUTIONS – paddiemarlowbarnes@gmail.com
CAMP MANAGER - LEGAL AND MEDIA QUERIES FOR UK – maddie@thedarkhorse.com
CAMP MANAGER - LEGAL AND MEDIA QUERIES FOR FRANCE (AND EVERYWHERE ELSE) – yann.manzi56@gmail.com
MEDICAL – MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES (DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS), MEDECIN DU MONDE AND GINECOLOGIE - 
ANYTHING ELSE - http://www.calaidipedia.co.uk/dunkirk---la-liniere

DIRECTIONS TO THE CAMP

Centre commercial Auchan
59760 Grande Synthe
https://www.google.com/maps…

Current donation needs:

MEN'S
T-Shirts S/M 
Jumpers S/M
Boxer Shorts (Not Y-Fronts)
Trainers 41-44 (https://www.leisurefayre.com/…/regatta_stanly_mens_waterpro…)
Hoodies S/M (https://www.leisurefayre.com/produc…/…/trespass_blake_hoodie)
Long Sleeved Tops S/M
Tracksuits S/M/L (https://www.leisurefayre.com/produc…/…/mens_jersey_jog_pants)
WOMEN'S
Leggings S/M/L
Tracksuit Bottoms S/M/L
Knickers S/M NEW ONLY
Shoes up to 41 NO HEELS
Bras
CHILDREN- BOYS YOUTH
Tracksuit Bottoms 12-17 yrs
Jeans 12-17 yrs
Underwear 12-17 yrs
Hoodies S/M
Trainers up to 41
HYGIENE
Baby Wipes
Toilet Roll
Razors M/F
Deodorant M/F
Shower Gel
Shampoo
Conditioner
Nappies 4/5/6
Baby Formula 2/3
Tissues
MISCELLANEOUS but VERY IMPORTANT
Thick Blankets (https://www.leisurefayre.com/…/303…/extra_large_warm_blanket)
Sleeping Bags (https://www.leisurefayre.com/produc…/…/trespass_blake_hoodie)
Fire Extinguishers (https://www.leisurefayre.com/…/delta_1kg_fire_extinguisher_…)
Lights/Torches (https://www.leisurefayre.com/…/duronic_hurricane_4_in_1_dyn…)
Metal Camping Kettles
Washing Up Liquid
Sponges
Mugs & Cups
Chopping Boards
Water Carriers
Bags for Life
Tin Openers
Big Plastic Boxes
FOOD!!!!!!

We are critically low on many many items; the flow of donations has ceased, and TOMORROW we will have no shoes, no t-shirts, no jumpers.

We shortly will have no new clothes to give to new arrivals.
That said, we have an abundance of other items, and for that reason, we cannot take items that are not on this list.

All deliveries must be taken to the warehouse at L'Auberge- book in your delivery slot with calaisdonations@gmail.com.

Please be effective and organised with your donations and organise into specific items and sizes. If it's not good enough quality for you, it is not good enough for any one in the camps either.

Please respect that we don't accept donations brought directly to the camp by individuals or groups of volunteers as  we simply do not have enough space, time or volunteers. 


Donating effectively is some of the most beneficial work you can provide.

8th January 2016: CRISIS IN DUNKIRK - CALAIS ACTION JOINT REPORT on Dunkirk 8/01/16

posted 7 May 2016, 15:28 by Chris Cox   [ updated 7 May 2016, 15:29 ]


Today a collective of grassroots groups come together to launch an urgent report and press release on the inhumane conditions in Grande Synthe refugee camp outside Dunkirk.


Groups involved in the campaign are: 
Calais Action
Help Refugees 
World Wide Tribe
Care4Calais
Dulwich2Dunkirk
Calaid
The Common Good Collective
Pants to Poverty
The Hummingbird Project

The situation is urgent

JANUARY 2016: Julie Ward MEP visits Grande Synthe

posted 7 May 2016, 15:27 by Chris Cox   [ updated 7 May 2016, 15:28 ]

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