A BENEFIT FOR THE REFUGEES IN DUNKIRK
JAZZ REGGAE SESSIONS - Full Live Band
Doors 8pm – 2am
People living in these camps are entirely unprotected, making this not just a humanitarian crisis, but a human rights one too. France is, of course, a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – adopted by the United Nations in its own capital city in 1948. This means it must ensure that people are protected from inhuman and degrading treatment, from violence, and guaranteed access to a lawyer, to education and to healthcare. It’s hard to see how France is upholding these rights for the people living there.
It’s worth remembering that this is a tiny part of the wider refugee crisis. There are 9,000 people in the camps in Calais and Dunkirk, while over four million registered Syrian refugees are living in just three countries - Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. According to the International Organisation for Migration, Greece has received 45,000 people this month alone, almost 30 times the number who arrived in the same time last year. These countries cannot cope alone and this crisis needs a comprehensive and coordinated response from European leaders. Sadly, what we’ve seen so far is the opposite.
Having been to Grande Synthe, Dunkirk (the old camp) our intention (The Bristol Stew Crew) is to use the proceeds from this benefit to try to alleviate a little of the strife and stress that these people are still living through, albeit a relative drop in the ocean.