Isra-AID Provides Aid to Forgotten Refugees in Northern France


The Jerusalem Post reports:

As the cold winter wind lashes makeshift tents and families struggle through the deep muddy paths, the IsraAID professional response team met refugees desperate for aid and support.

Refugees in the region of Northern France arrived after not reaching England or other destination countries. The refugees, 80% of whom are Kurdish Iraqis, 20% Syrian, Iranian and Afghans, are stranded in a series of improvised muddy camps, with dwindling resources and increasingly desperate conditions.

Thousands of families struggle to satisfy even their most basic needs, and uncertainty and ambiguity of their current situation only adds to the mental anguish of the horrors they escaped back home.

Heeding the calls for international assistance, IsraAID sent an emergency response team to the hardest hit camps in Calais and Dunkirk, located near the tunnel under the sea to Britain.

IsraAID’s professional team, including psychosocial and trauma specialists, met international organizations and community leaders to understand and address the needs of both the refugees and the long-term staff.

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