Refugee Council Appeal

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The refugee crisis is escalating

About this Refugee Crisis Appeal

As the crisis escalates, help provide urgent support for refugees who’ve lost everything, as they reach the UK.

Refugees, including those fleeing Afghanistan, desperately need your support. They’ve lost everything they have. The heartbreak of leaving your home, your family, your friends or your career is devastating, so it’s vital that people receive care and support to survive and thrive once they’re here.

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How your donation will transform lives

Your donation could support our critical work with refugees as they settle into life in the UK, such as: 

Mental Health Support to heal the trauma of losing everything.

Children’s Services and Education to support child refugees with no family in the UK.

Employment Assistance to restart lost careers and promote the skills that refugees bring.

English Language and Integration Classes to help people flourish in their new communities. 

Expert guidance to help people navigate the complex refugee system.

Destitution and Homelessness support for refugees struggling to survive with nothing.

Fighting for a fairer, more compassionate asylum system so the UK can be a beacon of hope for those in need.

Latest messages of support


Mary Allum 3rd December 2021

I fully support this appeal and wish you well.

Zari Young

Zari Young 3rd December 2021

Prayers and love to each person fleeing, and to the angels who are there to fight for them❤️❤️❤️


Peter Sharpe 30th November 2021

If we call ourselves civilised, we must treat refugees with respect and compassion.


Janet Prichard 30th November 2021

Just wanted to help


David Arthur Whitton 30th November 2021

Save journey we need you.

Anne Jennings

Anne Jennings 29th November 2021

Forgot to tick the Gift Aid box, please do that for me!

Nick Harrison, Patron of Paddlers for Life Windermere.

Nick Harrison, Patron of Paddlers for Life Windermere. 28th November 2021

So sad to think of the situation these people find themselves in and good to see that organisations are trying so hard to help them and show the humanity the world so badly needs..


ian.lariviere 28th November 2021

This work is a vital and splendid humanitarian aid.


Ray Noonan 28th November 2021

Good Luck !


Louise Jutsum 28th November 2021

The recent tragedy in the channel highlighted that we need to offer support for refugees.


Barry Johnson 27th November 2021

This is so deeply distressing to think that Britain is becoming an ugly state depriving those in desperate need of a place of safety. Drowning is a horrible and painful death.


Patricia Thorpe 26th November 2021

Thank you for supporting people who are in fear for their lives.

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We need to get the world talking. So whether it’s sharing your donation, organising some fundraising or just spreading the word, making some noise for the Refugee Council is one of the best things you can do.

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By fundraising for the Refugee Council, you'll be helping help more people in what is an escalating humanitarian crisis. Setting up a fundraiser activates your friends and family and grows our donations. 

Set yourself a challenge... Hit the road and run 10k. Run your own race at your own pace. Quit something - a month without chocolate, alcohol or smoking - or even all three! If you're feeling brave, get your crowd to sponsor you shaving your head. Or how about trying to say 'yes' to everything... 

Everything you do will make a huge difference to those who need help. And that help is needed now. So what are you waiting for? 

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About the Refugee Council

Refugee Council is a national charity that has supported and campaigned for refugees in the UK for 70 years. We directly support more than 10,000 refugees every year, and use that experience to amplify refugee voices and campaigns at the highest levels in parliament and the media.

Find out more about our work and how your donation will transform lives at or via our social media.

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