Andy currently works for the German Red Cross. His role includes refugee integration programmes and a range of community projects. Prior to this, Andy’s main area of activism revolved around refugee solidarity movements. Prompted by the scale of the crisis, this activism became more structured, when he co- set up his own society ‘Sussex to Calais’ to provide more direct support for refugees living in those camps. What began as a forum for people to discuss plans and centralise support, snowballed into much more. As the project developed, it remained committed to humanitarian help, but its members were united in the belief that aid alone would never succeed in bringing about real change without strong political pressure. The protest and awareness-raising element of this work included coordinating a march with refugees from the camps to the French border to demanding safe passage for all refugees.
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