Five years after the start of the 'refugee crisis', refugees may not still make the headlines but the crisis has not gone away.

You may have seen the recent pictures of refugees trying to get to the UK in makeshift boats. They are making the dangerous crossing because life as a refugee on the streets of northern France is unbearable.

Just over three years since the closure of 'The Jungle' refugee camp, more than 1,500 people are sleeping rough in Northern France. Some of them are as young as 13, with no access to clean clothes, water or shelter.

Many also face brutal treatment at the hands of both local police and far-right gangs, who have confiscated vital equipment and committed violent attacks against them.


​As the winter becomes more severe, this situation is fast becoming an emergency. Last year, with your help we were able to raise £1,000 to buy much needed winter clothes. This year, the need is even greater.

Just £15 buys a new winter coat for a refugee in Northern France.

Please donate now (or complete the form below) and make a real difference to refugees stranded this winter.