Student Stand Up to Racism coach to Calais
Stand Up to Racism and Care4Calais are working together to organise a solidarity convoy to Calais on Saturday 9 December. Student Stand Up to Racism are organising a coach for students as part of the convoy.
The convoy will deliver donations as part of the
Winter appeal for refugees still living in Calais and it’s surrounding area. We demand these refugees are allowed into Britain.
- We are charging £25 per student. This is to cover the cost of the coach and shuttle to Calais
- The coach will leave at around 7am from Euston station to get on the shuttle from Dover. We will return at around 10pm on the Saturday night.
- Once in Calais, we will be met by Care4Calais who will update us on the situation facing refugees and how they have been building solidarity.
- We encourage you to do what you can to raise donations and solidarity - make collections, pass motions of support in your student unions, collect petitions to demand refugees are let in etc etc
The destruction of the “jungle” camp by French authorities has not ended the refugee crisis, only worsened conditions for refugees, including unaccompanied children. As the weather gets worse we want to make sure that those who have fled poverty and war do not face even worse conditions in France.
The British government has failed miserably to carry out its responsibilities to refugees, taking only a fraction of the unaccompanied refugee children under the Dubs amendment.
While making donations to help refugees we call on Theresa May to act responsibility and take in the 3,000 child refugees suggested by Lord Alf Dubs, himself a survivor of the holocaust thanks to the Kindertransport