Serving Refugees in France

Touched by the suffering of displaced people, SSIO volunteers from Belgium and Netherlands offered food, clothing, and toiletry kits to refugees camping on the outskirts of Calais, France, on 8th August 2017. This was the sixth distribution of food and supplies in this area by SSIO members. Since the project’s initiation in February 2017, the SSIO has delivered about 9,000 kg of food and supplies to a warehouse in Calais, a central collection and distribution node for assisting the refugees. In addition, SSIO volunteers delivered many food items to a kitchen that prepares approximately 800 hot meals daily for the refugees.