Projects in France

Urgent Action Needed: Report on Calais Refugee Camp Needs Assessment

HANDS International and MCEC Team Uncovers Dire Conditions

A joint team from HANDS International and MCEC, along with 15 dedicated volunteers, recently traveled to Calais, France, to assess the critical needs of refugees residing in the informal camp there.

This assessment aimed to gain a deeper understanding of the humanitarian situation and guide relief efforts, particularly as winter approaches.  The findings highlight a desperate situation that requires immediate international attention.

Key Objectives:

Alarming Findings:


Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH):




Moving Forward:

HANDS International and MCEC identified a critical need for immediate improvements in hygiene and healthcare services.

Their joint response focuses on:

A Call to Action

The report paints a stark picture of the desperate situation facing refugees in Calais.  These findings highlight the urgent need for international support to improve their living conditions and ensure their basic needs are met.