The recent instability in Afghanistan means that over 18 million more people are at urgent risk and in need of humanitarian assistance right now.
There are many initiatives and projects in the UK and in the local community where you can join in and help this situation.
What you can do to support refugees:
Details of local events and donation points are below, including those of Reading Refugee Support Group. Some suggestions of ways you can support are:
- Look at the events on the City of Sanctuary and Universities of Sanctuary. Your support could be attending the City of Sanctuary Annual Conference.
- Supporting Sanctuary – football, libraries, gardens, colleges, theatres, schools, councils, maternity, universities, become part of STAR (STUDENT ACTION FOR REFUGEES).
Make your voice heard at this City of Sanctuary online event: Forum – the Afghan crisis in the context of a broken system
“The session will be interactive, informal and centred around emerging challenges and good practice examples. Please send us in any topics you wish to raise. Whether it is approaches to housing, working with local communities, holding/bridging hotels, development of plans for welcome/integration or relationship with national bodies…we want to hear about your experiences and what has worked well so far to respond to ongoing pressures in a rapidly changing environment.”
If you are on Twitter, use the hashtags #AntiRefugeeBill and #TogetherWith Refugees
Join the TOGETHER WITH REFUGEES project for a kinder and fairer society: https://togetherwithrefugees.org.uk/.