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Hare Krishna Temple to help Calais Refugees

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Photo shows the "The New Jungle" migrants camp in Calais, northern France. Calais, where the French end of the Channel Tunnel is located, has been flooded by growing flows of migrants mainly from Libya, Eritrea, Sudan and Syria who fled war, insecurity and poverty. Camping out in Calais zone, they are trying to board lorries and trains heading to Britain in hope to find a better life in London.

Hare Krishna Temple seeks donations to help refugees at Calais….reports Asian Lite News

Photo shows the "The New Jungle" migrants camp in Calais, northern France. Calais, where the French end of the Channel Tunnel is located, has been flooded by growing flows of migrants mainly from Libya, Eritrea, Sudan and Syria who fled war, insecurity and poverty. Camping out in Calais zone, they are trying to board lorries and trains heading to Britain in hope to find a better life in London.
Photo shows the “The New Jungle” migrants camp in Calais, northern France. Calais, where the French end of the Channel Tunnel is located, has been flooded by growing flows of migrants mainly from Libya, Eritrea, Sudan and Syria who fled war, insecurity and poverty. Camping out in Calais zone, they are trying to board lorries and trains heading to Britain in hope to find a better life in London.

The Hare Krishna movement has launched a campaign to help refugees stranded at various camps across Europe, especially at Calais. A statement from the organisation said the situations at the camps  are very grim and need emergency assistance in the extreme weather conditions.

“All the refugee camps I have ever visited have been in Asia or the Middle East, so the concept of refugees living almost “locally” in crisis is a sad sign of the times,” said Radha of the Hare Krishna. “In Brussels, this camp with over 2,000 migrants living in makeshift tents and with winter approaching are in serious trouble.

“It simply takes one or two days of rain and the camp becomes a health disaster zone. We don’t claim to know all the politics of how the Syrian war came about or the long term solutions, but we do feel compelled to do what little we can. At the camps there was no real indication that the refugees were getting serious help, and when we turned up with healthy food, we witnessed an extremely large queue of hungry people. We also in need of tents and sleeping bags etc.

“We have started collecting clothes, food, blankets, tents, pots, pans and funds for the other camps in France and Belgium, with the plan to travel over at least once every ten days:

Goods can be dropped at the food rickshaws on campus or at our charity shop Matchless Gifts at 102 Caledonian Road, Kingscross, N19DN, and funds donated to our Just Giving web page https://www.justgiving.com/foodforalluk

PLEASE NOTE: All donations MUST be labelled Calais – Refugee

Migrants linger on the Shuttle railroad looking for a chance to jump over the fence and access the Channel Tunnel, in Calais, northern France
Migrants linger on the Shuttle railroad looking for a chance to jump over the fence and access the Channel Tunnel, in Calais, northern France

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