In the last few days we have experienced so many intense and sad impressions here in Calais in the north of France. While we distribute relief supplies here every day to people who sometimes don’t even have shoes at temperatures around freezing point, we often find ourselves in tears.
About 2,000 refugees are currently living here in Calais in the worst conditions. The French port city is located directly on the English Channel and is therefore an important point for further escape to Great Britain. Winter brings lower temperatures every day, so we try to distribute sleeping bags, blankets, warm socks, hats, jackets, etc. as best we can. But no matter how hard this large group of people in solidarity works, distributes and helps, the need of the refugees is usually even greater….
The expressive photos were provided to us by Abdul Saboor.