Write to your Politician
There are many issues in Calais which your representatives may not be aware of. If you are a citizen, you have the right to be listened to whilst refugees are being pushed to the margins of society. Use your power to speak up for those with no country, who seek nothing but refuge.
What to write?
Write what's in your heart. Be passionate. Your elected officials work for you. Let them know who you are and how you feel. For more information on the situation in Calais, see our overview below.
We recommend these sources for extra information to cite when contacting your MP. They are also really great ways to gain background understanding of the situation in Calais, the wider refugee crisis, and to keep up with the latest updates from those on the ground.
Human Rights Watch report on police violence in Calais (July 2017) 'Like Living in Hell' https://www.hrw.org/report/2017/07/26/living-hell/police-abuses-against-child-and-adult-migrants-calais
Refugee Rights Data Project reports http://refugeerights.org.uk/reports/ - this group do fantastic reports in various locations on refugees, including several extensive reports in Calais, all available to download for free. Their last report in Calais was published in October, 12 months after the eviction of the Jungle camp.
Right to Remain - provides extensive information on applying for asylum in the UK, includes a free download of the Right to Remain toolkit, which explains the UK asylum process in detail
BBC report on UK funding to the French government http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33267137