List Calais june 2019
(see below this page)
Sai Ram to all,
Less refugees in Calais.
As there are currently less refugees in Calais, some measures have been taken in the Warehouse. There are still about 200 refugees in Calais, 500 in Dunkirk, while around 900 refugees are now in Brussels.
Regarding food, the dispensations in Calais should be stopped. The French government is already providing hot meals. Food is still being distributed daily in Dunkirk. Also in Brussels where a hot meal is delivered weekly from Calais.
Because the number of people has decreased, there is no need for clothing and other goods as there is enough supply for the time being. What is currently being requested can be read in the attachment.
In the Warehouse, it has been decided to rent only one part of the building: the space where the kitchen is located and where the goods are sorted. In order to reduce expenses, the other shed and the room where the wood was cut, are no longer rented..
Furthermore, "Help Refugees" has decided to stop temporarily its operation in the Warehouse. They will remain on standby if it is necessary and will continue to bear most of the financial costs. The management is transferred to "l'Auberge des Migrants". "Refugee Community Kitchen" also continues to cook daily. We are also trying to limit the influx of volunteers which was sometimes important although necessary during the holiday period, as the work is now decreasing. One thing is certain, as long as there are refugees, they will be helped.
The NGO's working in Brussels have been allocated a place in the port of Brussels for a year. However, the situation can change at any time. Time and again, the active organizations must be creative and flexible enough to help these people survive.
For Gurupurnima, a seva campaign is being set up again, exclusively with the goods and the food from the attached list. Seva for fellow human beings in need, is seva to God.
Jay Sai Ram
Seva Coordinator for SSIO Belgium