The refugee crisis is becoming worse – here’s how you can support people fleeing their homes during this difficult time and beyond.
Amid the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people across the world are still being forced to flee their homes under dangerous conditions. Yesterday, we saw the reality of this situation laid bare – 27 people died crossing the English Channel, including a pregnant woman and three children.
Living in the UK, it’s easy to forget about the unimaginable situations being endured by refugees and migrants across the continent on a daily basis – to focus on the struggles we’re currently facing. But as we look away, the refugee crisis is growing worse; according to Home Office data, the number of people crossing the channel in small boats has risen over the past three years.
With all of this going on, it’s easy to feel helpless to do anything to help those affected by the refugee crisis. But thanks to the tireless work of charities and organisations supporting and advocating for refugees across Europe and the rest of the world, there are things we can do to help.
Below, we’ve rounded up a selection of refugee charities and organisations that you can support.
Women For Refugee Women
Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN)
The UN Refugee Agency
The Refugee Council