CamCRAG committee member Ed Sexton has been working in Northern France recently to support the refugee groups there. He has sent this blog explaining the current situation following the closure of The Jungle camp in Calais last year. The Calais refugee camp known as ‘The Jungle’ may have gone, but the refugees have not. Thankfully neither… Read More The current situation in Northern France
With temperatures set to plummet in Paris in the coming days and many refugees living on the streets CamCRAG is sending emergency bivvy bags. Refugee workers in Paris say there are fears the people living in tents could suffer hypothemia, and bivvy bags are needed to add an extra layer of insulation around sleeping bags.… Read More Sending emergency aid to refugees on freezing Paris streets
Fantastic news – thanks to the huge generosity of our supporters we have reached the target of our one year anniversary appeal. You have helped us raise an amazing £10,000 to support refugees in Northern France! The appeal was launched just over two months ago and Cambridge residents have responded by donating money through our… Read More CamCRAG supporters raise £10,000!
Our twelfth convoy is heading out to the Help Refugees warehouse in Calais on December 9th. Since we started we have enabled around 300 people to go to Calais for the weekend, many of those have then gone on to arrange other trips independently. Together we have sorted mountains of clothes, cut up sack loads… Read More An update on our convoys to France
CamCRAG extended its reach this winter with several van loads of children’s winter clothes bound for a refugee camp in Lebanon. We formed our first ever children’s donations mini team to facilitate the donations after an urgent call out for children’s winter items for a container to be shipped from Derby to Lebanon from sister groups working… Read More From Cambridge to Lebanon
Our group, which was set up last year to raise money and send aid to the Calais refugee camp, has now been awarded charity status. The group was set up as Cambridge Calais Refugee Action Group to send convoys from the city to the Jungle refugee camp. This camp has now been shut down by the… Read More CamCRAG earns charity status
Book your place now for a very special film showing in Cambridge on December 13 at 7pm. Vanessa Redgrave will be showing her new film Sea Sorrow which tackles the refugee crisis. She will be taking part in a Q&A with refugee campaigner Lord Alfred Dubs and others. To book your place click here. The… Read More Sea Sorrow screening in Cambridge