France Refugee Assistance Project
After several reflections within our YSP staff, we set up a refugee assistance project. A social project aims to help refugees who are going through difficult times.
For several years now, a humanitarian crisis has been unfolding before our eyes. Countless people are forced to flee their country in order to find a better life in the West. Exhausted men, women and children find themselves in inhuman conditions every day. “Growing up in a country without war, being able to study, earn a living, support your family,” many might say to themselves that they are lucky to have been born well.
Therefore, this uprooting experienced by migrants, having to leave their country, finding themselves in indecent places to live, seems terribly unfair to us. It has always existed, but there is a real influx here.
Through this project, we want to offer material support and our time.
Thus, on Saturday, July 20, 2019, we distributed packs of water, soap, shampoo, bread, cans and cans to the refugees at the Chapel Gate. During our visit, we asked them what they needed (food, equipment and other…) and tried to establish a relationship of trust with them.
We hope to be able to do more in the future. In the long term, we want to set up French courses for those who are not French speaking, provide assistance with domiciliation, in order to enable them to integrate better.
Helping does not remove the sadness of injustice, but helps to bring a smile back to those who are in difficulty.