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October 24, 2017

This day sees one year since the demolition of the Calais camp known as the ‘Jungle’ which provided shelter for approximately 10,000 people. On the last count, 1,290 of those were unaccompanied minors. 

The razing of the camp was the right thing to do for the sake of a...

July 21, 2017

I started my journey with Refugee Youth Service as a volunteer in the unofficial Calais Camp last year and I am now the Operations Officer for our projects across Europe. Essentially, this means I work from my laptop in London supporting the operations of each project...

June 23, 2017

Long term supporter of RYS, Paula Erol is embarking on the challenge of a life time. On July 15th 2017, she will be tackling a 22km hike. Trolltunga (Troll tongue) is a piece of rock jutting horizontally out of a mountain about 700 metres (2,300 ft) above the north sid...

April 30, 2017

Today we received the keys for the new Youth Centre, definitely worth waking up early on a Sunday to collect them! We hope to have our team in place over the coming weeks and then we'll be open to all, for now though here's a little preview of the space, as the gloriou...

April 24, 2017

Evidencing the situation in Calais for minors

Refugee youth service is very proud to have supported Refugee Rights Data Project with this research.

It is sobering reading, and the return of children, young people and adults to the Region was easily predicted 6 month...

April 21, 2017

RYS Italy has set up a project in Ventimiglia on the border of France working with extremely vulnerable children who are moving through Europe alone. In the past two weeks, we have worked with children from over twelve different countries. We have a safe space where bo...

April 19, 2017

Fun, Laughing, Ownership

These are not luxuries, these are not something a child should have after they reach safety, they should not have to wait until after they travel through Europe alone.

Every child should have something to laugh about everyday. They should have a...

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