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This Blanket for Calais pattern is offered free to download in aid of Side by Side Refugees, a non-political organisation providing direct help to those living in the refugee camps of Calais and Dunkirk. If downloading this pattern, please consider making a donation. Further details about this charity and details on how to donate can be found at the end of the download. Many thanks.

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from the Guardian

Calais refugee camp running out of food amid donor fatigue

Calais refugee camp running out of food as donor fatigue sees donations dry up Charities warn of shortage of food, tents and blankets as number of refugees at site keeps growing while donations dwindle. Image- A queue for the Welcome van at the overcrowded Calais refugee camp.

In honour of #CycleToWorkDay we're having a throwback to the GP's 80 mile charity ride from Oxford to Cambridge. The ride raised 6000 towards the Students of Cambridge Refugee Scholarship #pemcam #cycling

from the Guardian

Libyan navy admits confrontation with charity's rescue boat

Libyan navy admits confrontation with charity's rescue boat | World news | The…

I have to remind myself everyday to be mindful of those that truly suffer,who aren't living but merely surviving and thankful everyday for the things I take for granted,the basic things we all take for granted.

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from Mail Online

Anger refugee charity protest allowed to take over Parliament Square

Anger refugee charity protest allowed to take over Parliament Square #DailyMail

from the Guardian

Accidental activists: the British women on the front line of the refugee crisis

Josie Naughton, Lliana Bird and Dani Lawrence from Help Refugees. Names of other charities in this article.