• Coronavirus and Calais refugees: How can you stay safe without soap?

    France has been in lockdown since 16 March with strict rules limiting movement outside homes but what does this mean if you haven’t actually got a home? There are around 1200 refugees living rough in the pas-de-Calais region. They are in constant fear about their health and supplies of food and water as COVID-19 takes…

  • Update from Calais January 2019

    Update from Calais January 2019

    By Mike Stoddart This post is a follow-up from my visit to northern France in January 18. I was able to return to Calais at the turn of the year to deliver much-needed donations from people concerned regarding the desperate situation there. My vehicle was packed with donations of warm clothes, food and toiletries in…