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urgent blanket appeal for calais

no one is illegal | 19.10.2009 11:13 | Anti-racism | Migration | Repression | South Coast | World

Please forward this to people you think may be able to help, the situation in Calais has deterioated rapidly and friends there have written this urgent appeal for humanitarian assistance.

Urgently needed:
Blankets, Sleeping bags , warm clothes (especially winter jackets and water
proofs), mens shoes, tents, money, tarpaulin, rope, tools
Hundreds of refugees and migrants, many of whom are under 18 are
sleeping out in the cold weather in Calais; with no shelter, no blankets,
nothing. This is the result of the French Immigration minister Besson's
policy of destroying the migrants camps together with the peoples few
possessions. New shelters are destroyed as well, and squat evicted. People
sleeping under bridges have had their blankets confiscated or sprayed with
chemicals so they cannot be used anymore.

The associations and charities cannot cope with such a humanitarian
catastrophe. Activists have been working in solidarity with those
without papers, and do not want to replicate the work of charities, or
spend our energies trying to minimise the damage done by the state. We
want to take political action and call for all to provide support in whatever way
they can. Donate, come to Calais, take action in your local area; for more
information email calaismigrantsolidaity at* *.*

*This is a real emergency.... the weather has turned and the state has
escalated it's repressive regime on those without papers.*
*For more information*

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  1. correct email address — no borderer