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
Together with refugees – A new coalition of organisations who believe in showing compassion for people fleeing war, persecution or violence. CamCRAG has joined this organisation, partly as a reaction to the much-criticised New Plan for Immigration, unveiled by the Home Secretary in March 2021.
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.
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.
Calais Food Collective – a grassroots organisation supporting displaced people in Calais and Dunkirk primarily with cooking ingredients, such as rice, onions, beans, and fresh veg, as well equipment to cook with.
L’Auberge des Migrants – French association that has worked with refugees in Calais for many years.
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 – Organises 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 electrification project in Lesvos.
Refugee 4 Refugees – Greek NGO providing emergency humanitarian support on Lesvos and Samos.
Distribute Aid – NGO helping grassroots organisations ship humanitarian aid to where it’s needed.
People in Motion – Charitable Incorporated Organisation that sends aid and volunteers to people and places in need.
Europe Must Act – Social movement aiming to increase political pressure on European governments to resolve Europe’s migrant crisis, also publishes information on the latest news from frontline NGOs.
Safe Passage – Campaigns for and provides assistance to child refugees to access legal routes to safety in Europe.
The Lava Project – Medical laundry facility on Lesvos working to combat scabies and provide clean clothing to refugees on the island.
Give Your Best – Connects people with quality clothes to gift with women refugees who want them. Founded by CamCRAG volunteer Sol.
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
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
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