Refugees list of items required

Accommodation

Tents (double-skinned and complete. Multi-person tents are very welcome, as well as smaller ones)
Sleeping bags
Blankets
Camp beds
Roll mats
Pillows
Pillow cases
Canvas sheets
Damp Proof Membrane DMP to cover the shelters as completely waterproof – large sizes
Plastic tarpaulins – for groundsheets, temporary cover but woven so will leak within days/weeks
Rope
Chairs and stools, e.g. folding chairs, camping stools

Clothes (only clean stuff)

Stuff to clean easily and/or dry
Shoes  (trainers, walking shoes and boots)
Socks (wet socks are an issue when you can’t dry)
Wellies (update 1st Sept – urgently needed due to heavy rain)
Waterproofs
Jackets
Shirts
Underwear
Waterproof jackets and trousers
Hats
Gloves
Hooded tops and sweatshirts
T-shirts
Thermal underwear
Belts

You can bring them in solid boxes instead of plastic bags? Consider to leave the solid boxes in Calais: one more storage.

Hygiene


Anti-bacterial product
Cleaning products
Basic toiletry products (soap, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, towels, kitchen paper, toilet paper, tissues, razors, shaving products, sanitary towels…)
Plastic basins (usable for small laundry)
Basic first aid kits
Wet wipes
Trash bags
Plastic bins

Food


Containers / Jerry can for food and water
Tinned food
Tin openers
Non-perishable food (avoid donating lots of pasta)
Flour
Oil
Onions and garlic
Salt, pepper, spices, tomato sauce and paste, lemon juice
Water (Bottles with taps are always useful)
Coffee, tea
Sugar
Milk (long-life)
Pans, pots, grills (sponges, dish soap…)
Cooking utensils, cups, mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery
Gas stoves, coleman style, double burner to use with a big cylinder. No small camping gas, they don’t last long enough

Communication


(Unlocked) mobile phones (and the chargers)
SIM Cards (French ones only, especially Lyca mobile)
Plug adapters (UK -> continental, for UK phone chargers, etc)

Miscellanous


Fire extinguishers
LED wind up lanterns
Umbrellas
Tools
Wood – for construction and firewood
Duct tape
Candles
Tea-lights
Matches & Lighters