As part of the National Week Against Racism and anti-Semitism, the 3e International Class organized a special Bake Sake for the association « La Cimade ». They called it CIMADAY and it was a great success.
Ethan Coulon (3e Inter) explains :
The CIMADE (Comité Inter Mouvements Auprès Des Evacués) is a French NGO (non governmental organization) founded in 1939 by French protestant student groups to give assistance and support to peoples who were forced to leave their homes during and after the German invasion of France. They first helped those who were evacuated from the French regions of Alsace and Lorraine (who were the first regions of France who fell under German control). Under the German occupation the CIMADE continued its operations to help refugees. During the occupation the CIMADE also helped the Jews and prisoners of internment camps, by bringing food, water, clothes and helping the prisoners with their psychological and spiritual problems. In the 1950s, 60s, and 80s the CIMADE helped the immigrants coming from the ex colonies of France. The CIMADE also conducted humanitarian relief missions in countries such as : Mali, Haiti and other countries in Africa and Latin America. Today the CIMADE helps undocumented immigrants participates in the legal defense of migrant workers and undocumented immigrants and are combating discrimination , racism and restrictive laws against migrants.
Did you know that approximately 4077 migrants died last year, which is about the death of 8 migrants per day ? They usually die during their trip to Europe.
Did you know that approximately 22.5 million refugees were forced to leave their homes in 2016 because of war and conflicts ? (Alexandre Laurencier, Lucas Durand and Callum Geslim)
But did you also know that 8.8% of France’s population consists of immigrants ?
Did you know that in 2017 there were more than 100.000 asylum seekers ?
Did you know that in those 100.000 asylum seekers around 74% of them were refused ? (Lucille Pinault)
The 3e international class will continue their Migrant project.
Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the CIMADE last Friday !