Over 1,500 refugees and asylum seekers have registered at our Dignity Centre in Cyprus and they need your help.

Why we need your help today

We all know the devastating impact that the Covid crisis has had on our everyday lives. But imagine trying to deal with it when you are forced to live in terrible accommodation, when your chances of a job are negligible and inactivity and neglect are undermining your mental health. That is the everyday reality for refugees.

With just a little support from you, we can change that.

We have created ‘The Dignity’ – a popular drop-in centre in the heart of Nicosia offering critical services to whoever needs them. We run it jointly with a brilliant team of people who use the service and international volunteers.

Everything we offer is free and we have systems to ensure the services are available to everyone.

There is no other service like it in Cyprus designed to help people rebuild their shattered lives. Especially when Covid has ruined so many other projects and plans. Please help us by donating.

every penny helps

Whatever you can donate will help with the costly running of this vital service. Just click on the box to make an easy, secure donation.

Donate monthly

donate regularly?

Every month it costs about 13,750 euros (£12,500) to run the Dignity Centre in Nicosia. Help us maintain our service by making a monthly donation.

Donate monthly

The Dignity helps people to:

FIND EMPLOYMENT

  • Professionally run English and Greek language classes every week with qualified local teachers
  • Computer skills classes for 6 people every month
  • We help 5-10 people every week write their CVs
  • We ship in bicycles, repair them and have distributed over 200 to help people get fit and get work

EARN AN INCOME

  • A busy sewing workshop for over 30 men and women to learn new skills and make money from items they produce
  • We sell those fantastic items through our online shop Refumade
  • This sits at the heart of the Centre and we are currently expanding it

COMBAT HUNGER

  • When Covid stopped us providing breakfast for 75 people every morning we set up food bank for 200 people

RESTORE DIGNITY

  • We have a popular Barber service every Friday when 12 men can get their hair cut and our 3 barbers are learning a new trade
  • Showers and washing machines open every day for people to feel fresh
  • Monthly hygiene packs for 85 women

SPEND TIME WITH OTHERS

  • A comfortable space to relax, shelter from the weather, and have fun
  • An organised football tournament twice a week for 18 keen footballers

HELP THE HOST COMMUNITY TOO

  • We buy what the refugees need locally, in turn supporting the local economy—and building crucial bridges between local people and the new arrivals

The Dignity Centre is much more than a drop-in centre. It’s a place of hope and safety where people are given the space to rebuild their lives on their terms.

“We know that this is something that has been created for us. In Dignity, I have found a family.” Rodrigue from Cameroon

The 1,500 members of The Dignity family are depending on us. Please donate whatever you can. Meet our Members and how we are working in this video from June 2020.

every penny helps

Whatever you can donate will help with the costly running of this vital service. Just click on the box to make an easy, secure donation.

Donate monthly

donate regularly?

Every month it costs about 13,750 euros (£12,500) to run the Dignity Centre in Nicosia. Help us maintain our service by making a monthly donation.

Donate monthly

Or you can send a cheque to 14 Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton, BN1 7JF, UK

Refugee Support Europe is a registered charity (number 1174070).