Why donate to us?
YOUR DONATION HELPS RESTORE DIGNITY TO REFUGEES
The physical and emotional journey taken by refugees often erodes their sense of dignity. This is compounded by the situation that awaits them on arrival to heavily under-resourced camps. Your donation provides fresh food to supplement otherwise limited rations, as well as much-needed clothing. Our volunteers also offer engaging activities, because while short-term material support is vital, we are also concerned with the longer-term emotional and developmental impact of life on these camps, especially for children.
Dignity is at the heart of everything we do. So instead of distributing food and clothing as handouts, we create environments that are fair and equitable. For example, our token system allows people to shop from our special mini-market and spend their points on what they want, when they want. By making it more like a standard shopping experience, we try to bring a small but significant sense of normality to life on the camp.
YOUR DONATION GOES WHERE IT’S MOST NEEDED
A small independent organisation, we are fast on our feet and can react quickly to changing needs, whether it’s a food, health or other welfare issue. Your donation will help on the ground almost immediately.
YOUR DONATION HELPS THE HOST COMMUNITY TOO
A donation to Refugee Support also helps support the local host community. Most refugees end up in the world’s poorest countries, which then have to shoulder most of the cost and burden. Your donation will enable us to buy what the refugees need locally, in turn supporting the local economy—and building crucial bridges between local people and the new arrivals.
Refugee Support Europe is a registered charity (number 1174070).