ARRIVAL PACKS FOR CALAIS
The Separated Child Foundation is travelling to Calais, to the ‘camp’ for separated children and young people, where it has distributed over 200 Arrival Packs to date. It is the first time that Arrival Packs have travelled outside the UK and it reflects the escalating pressures of the current situation. It’s good to be partnering with the Red Cross who also took food and cooking utensils.
Your donations are being turned into a tangible, humane act that makes a difference to some of the most vulnerable in our community.
Imagine having to flee your homeland because of war, terror or persecution. Imagine being a child or young person. Imagine not having your parents with you because they were killed before you left or were unable to leave. Imagine arriving in a strange country, seeking asylum, completely alone. Imagine having absolutely nothing.
Separated children and young people experience the double trauma of separation not only from their homeland, culture and natural environment but also from the adults in their family who gave them care.
'Separated Child' offers emotional, social, financial and physical support to separated children and young people in Britain up to the age of 21. It also engages in educational activities that raise awareness of their needs and encourage positive responses to them.
We partner with The Refugee Council iin a range of initiatives that make a real difference to the lives of separated children and young people.