CamCRAG is a registered charity (1170180) who send regular convoys of volunteers and aid from the Cambridge region to help refugees in Europe. We collect donations, hold fundraising events, fund projects overseas and raise awareness of the refugee crisis.
CamCRAG is a registered charity (1170180) who send regular convoys of volunteers and aid from the Cambridge region to help refugees in Europe. We collect donations, hold fundraising events, fund projects overseas and raise awareness of the refugee crisis.

Links

You can find links to media coverage of the charity at camcrag.org.uk/mediacoverage

CamCRAG Poncho Project: camcrag.org.uk/ponchos

CamCRAG on social media

Official CamCRAG Facebook page: www.facebook.com/camb4calais

CamCRAG Facebook Supporters group: www.facebook.com/groups/camb4calais

CamCRAG on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Camb4Calais

CamCRAG on Instagram: www.instagram.com/camb4calais

CamCRAG Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCQb4OyCj9g6qktOGNwb9yjQ

Charities and NGOs we have worked with, or who we just like

Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign – charity, initially set up by Citizens UK, which works within Cambridge to welcome refugees resettled in the area.

Friends of Refugees Bedfordshire – Collects donations and raises awareness in the Bedford area

St Albans for Refugees – Registered charity supporting refugees overseas and those resettled in the St Albans area

Friends of Refugees Suffolk – Supports refugees in northern France and resettled families in Ipswich

Donate4Refugees – London-based charity that raises funds and supports refugees in the UK and abroad

Chorleywood4Refugees – Local group north west of London who collect donations and raise funds

Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity – Collecting and sending aid from the Derbyshire area

Herts for Refugees – Hertfordshire-based charity supporting refugees with aid and volunteers

Side by Side Refugees – Fundraising group providing aid to refugees in France

Aid Box Community – Bristol based organisation helping refugees locally and in Europe

Help Refugees – One of the largest charitable funds providing aid throughout Europe, they run the warehouse in Calais we organise convoys to

Refugee Community Kitchen – Operating out of a kitchen in Calais, feeds refugees on the French coast and further afield

Refugee Info Bus – provide internet services and legal information to refugees in France and Greece

Refugee Youth Service – provide support and safe spaces for unaccompanied child refugees in Europe

L’Auberge des Migrants – French association that has worked with refugees in Calais for many years, runs the warehouse there with Help Refugees

Utopia56 – French association working in Paris, Calais, Dunkirk and elsewhere in the country

Sciences Po Refugee Help – Student association at Paris’ Sciences Po University

Solidarithé – Group in Paris who provide information and hot drinks to refugees living on the streets

Hope Café – Provides food and other aid to refugees in Athens

Khora – A humanitarian co-operative foundation based in Athens which provides food and other aid, as well as a community space and services, for refugees in the city. Co-founded by a Cambridge resident.

Humans 4 Humanity – Grassroots collective providing aid to the main Moria camp on Lesvos in Greece.

Phone Credit for Refugees and Displaced People – raises funds to provide top up for mobile phones, recognising that a working phone is vital for refugees to keep in touch with family, friends and legal advice

Techfugees Cambridge – Cambridge chapter of the global techfugees group, who aim to bring the tech community together to offer their expertise to help the global refugee crisis.

RE:action – Cambridge university refugee support society

come2calais – organise regular weekend volunteering trips to Calais from the Bath area

Refugee Rights Europe – carries out research on refugees and displaced people seeking protection in Europe, focusing on human rights violations and inadequate humanitarian conditions.

Refugee Support Network – helps young refugees to build more hopeful futures through education

Collective Aid – NGO who support refugees in the Balkans and have recently taken over ground operations in Calais from Help Refugees

Watershed – German based NGO providing shelter, water and sanitation in the Balkans and Greece. In 2019 CamCRAG donated £3,000 towards their eletrification project in Lesvos.

Refugee 4 Refugees – Greek NGO providing emergency humanitarian support on Lesvos and Samos.

Useful resources

Help Refugees’ Needs list – CamCRAG accepts any donations on this list

RCK Needs list – CamCRAG accepts any dried or tinned food on this list – PLEASE NO VEGETABLES OR OTHER FRESH FOOD

Refugee Aid Resource Locations – Locations of UK organisations, donation collection points, etc

International Organization for Migration – UN migration agency, provides situation reports

UN Statistics Database – portal for UN statistics on the refugee crisis

UNHCR Mediterranean Situation – portal for UNHCR data on refugees crossing the Mediterranean

Aegean Boat Report – NGO providing statistics and information on boat numbers and arrivals in the Aegean

www.wholesalerainponchos.co.uk – discount seller of emergency waterproof ponchos

FirstAid4Less – Bulk supplier of first aid equipment and supplies

Refugee Aid App – Mobile app for refugees and NGOs detailing local services and associations

Europa – An illustrated introduction to Europe for refugees, available as an eBook or PDF

UK Immigration country notes – the guidance notes used by the UK’s immigration service to determine whether or not to grant an applicant asylum

A brief timeline of the Human Rights situation in Northern France – report (PDF) by Help Refugees and Refugee Rights Europe on the history of human rights in the Calais area