Following a recent news report, Human Relief Foundation (HRF) would like to clarify its position in regards to its work in Calais.
Our Path of Mercy project and volunteers have been operating on the ground in Calais since 5 September.
The need to give humanitarian support to those in the ‘jungle’ camp there was recognised early on. We have since been working hard with many others since to facilitate this much needed assistance.
In a news interview, the opinions of a member of our team who had spent less than a day in the camp were shown. Opinions were based on the first impressions of this individual.
HRF has however, been reviewing the need for work in Calais on a continuous basis, and there is a need in Calais for now, hence the continuous presence of our Path of Mercy project team.
The Path Of Mercy project is aimed to help refugees and migrants in Europe. Through donations and people’s generosity, we purchased aid that was desperately needed such as food, hygiene kits, men’s shoes and clothes and distributed them efficiently in addition to facilitating the efficient distributions of aid with other individuals and charities.
We will continue to coordinate efforts and have a presence in the camp whilst we have the capacity and will be building communal kitchens and portable shower units for camp residents.
HRF is encouraging convoys and individuals from the UK who have been giving up their time and money to travel to the camp to provide assistance and aid to continue their work.