In 2016 a handful of refugees arrived in the UK from the Calais refugee camp. A selection of these refugees got together to try to help other refugees making the similar, perilous journey. Together they created Hopetowns.
Through Hometowns they intend to build a database of both refugees and skilled voluteers to be made available through a phone App. This will then be available for download by refugees who currently live in the Calais camp. Should any refugees find themselves in the UK, this App will give them a fundamental list of safe contacts who can shelter, feed and support them.
The concept is still being developed, and we look forward to our continuing work with the team!