Over the weekend, Convoy of Hope Europe (COHEU) sent a team to Calais, France to work with the migrants and refugees waiting to cross into the United Kingdom. Conditions continue to deteriorate within the camp, known as the ‘Jungle’. Food is scarce, and the rainy season has begun. With temperatures dropping, the situation is already critical. French officials exacerbated the trouble last Monday when they gassed and bulldozed sections of the camp that had outgrown the land allotted by the government. Other nearby camps were also dismantled in an effort to bring all refugees into one area.
COHEU is coordinating teams to assist in cleaning the camp. Volunteers have been working hard to keep the area clear to avoid the threat of disease. Garbage bags must be removed from the camp to a separate area for city pickup. Two additional teams from the Brussels area will join cleaning efforts this weekend, as well as distribute supplies and practical assistance to the refugees and migrants.
Thanks to our supporters, COHEU is continuing to provide gas burners and cooking supplies for families. Rain ponchos are in high demand, and 6,000 are ready for distribution this weekend.
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