With your help I have taken thousands worth of food, set up teams of collectors and taken carloads of volunteers, this has all been undoubtedly beneficial, but one day in the middle of all this I was talking to a Syrian friend who had been in the camp for seven months, “Don’t just keep feeding me" he said "get me out of here”. Of course he did not mean he was ungrateful for the incredible aid response we have all shown in keeping him alive, what he was talking about was a strong desire to be part of the rest of the world. With no wifi signal anywhere in the camp, this loss of connection not only to their families back home, but also to the rest of the world was beginning to feel like a prison. Thus my mission to get wifi into the camp was born.
The last month in collaboration with the World Wide Tribe we installed Wifi into the Refugee Info Bus, a mobile information hub in the Calais refugee camp, with an aim to supply other camps throughout Greece. The need for connectivity in this crisis is vital for information and safety. The benefits so far have been heart warming. This last week has been full of emotional connections as residents Skype their families back home, some of which had spent a long time without communication.
We are currently providing wifi access for 1000 people a day, but we are very much in need of your support to help pay for the monthly data.
Please give what you can and share far and wide, lets keep people connected!