Last week we attended the funeral of Mohammed, a young man in his twenties who we supported while he was detained. Mohammed sadly passed away in a hotel in November 2020, shortly after his release from detention.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Mohammed and extend our sympathies to all those who knew and loved him. His was a life taken far too soon, after going through much hardship to reach a place of safety.

Many of Mohammed’s friends were able to attend the funeral in London, thanks to the support of Care4Calais, who arranged for friends to travel from all over the UK. 30 people attended to honour Mohammed’s life.

We will keep Mohammed in our thoughts and hearts and continue to work against an unjust system which does not provide adequate safety or support for people like Mohammed.