East Yorkshire residents praised for refugee support

Published: Wednesday 28th October 2015 by KCFM

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East Yorkshire residents have been praised for their support for refugees fleeing Syria.

Volunteers from Hull Help For Refugees have just returned from a trip to Calais to hand out donations.

Alan Azad Ahmad was among those to make the trip to France where thousands of Syrians have set up camp. He says: “I’m so proud of everybody who has been supporting this project. There are good people in Hull. It is a good city.

“The camp in Calais is really bad. In the jungle it is really wet and soggy. It’s really getting cold. Especially for kids it is really dangerous out there.”

Mr Ahmad has lived in Hull for 15 years after fleeing from Kurdistan with his father. He says: “Lots of people still doesn’t know why people come into Europe. Everybody is dying for safety. Nobody wants to leave their home for no reason.

“I was in the same situation 15 years ago when the Saddam Hussein regime in Kurdistan killed so many Kurds. So I was a child. It wasn’t my choice to come to Hull.

“But when I came with my dad I realised my dad just wanted me to be in a safer place.”

Hull Help For Refugees are looking for tents, sleeping bags and tarpaulins, food, medical supplies and DIY tools.

The central drop-off point is Unison, 39 Alfred Gelder Street on Mondays and Wednesday from 9am to 5pm, and Friday 9am to 4:30pm.

KCFM

Published: Wednesday 28th October 2015 by KCFM

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  • John E Pallister BA

    I have nothing against donating stuff to those camps in the E.U. just as long as they don’t end up here, we are getting far too many of these people, you can’t house, cloth and feed them all…we have enough of our own homeless still sleeping on the streets and shop doorways trying to keep warm. When we have housed and fed our own (even veterans suffering PTSD)
    then we might try and reclaim some land from the North Sea for them.

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