RACE AGAINST TIME TO SAVE SHELTERS HOUSING VULNERABLE WOMEN February 1st 2016 1.10pm (HR)

Post date: 05-Jul-2016 11:36:53

Whilst the Bulldozer drivers had their lunch and with the police out in force, teams from L'Auberge/Help Refugees quickly set to work to dismantle and move shelters, mostly occupied by single women.

The Pastor who is not prepared to remove the crosses from the Church roof has stated he intends to stand by in dignified silence as bulldozers tear them down.

No warning at all was given before the authorities moved in with their bulldozers earlier today. The mosque was first to be demolished, followed by the church, and then several shelters.

Volunteers are currently doing their very best to relocate shelters. There is enormous anger and puzzlement as to why the charities on the ground were not given advanced warning and at the unnecessary trauma and distress this action is causing to already vulnerable people. Many refugees could be seen screaming at the bulldozer drivers and authority figures "We are peaceful people."