Refugee Aid and Relief Information

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
Al Khair Foundation http://alkhair.org/help-refugees/ Al-Khair Foundation is a UK-based international NGO established in 2003 and aims to provide humanitarian support, international development and emergency relief in some of the world’s most deprived areas.
Asylum Aid http://www.asylumaid.org.uk/ Asylum Aid works to secure protection for asylum seekers by providing free legal advice and representation, and campaigns for an asylum system that upholds human rights principles.
Asylum help UK http://asylumhelpuk.org/ Asylum Help is UK is part of the Migrant Help organisation and strived to provide free independent advice and guidance to asylum seekers in the UK.
Avid Detention http://www.aviddetention.org.uk/ Avid Detention work to raise awareness of immigration detention and advocate for positive change in the detention system.
Bail for Immigration Detainees http://www.biduk.org/ Bail for Immigration Detainees  exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK by working with asylum seekers and migrants, in removal centres and prisons, to secure their release.
British Red Cross Refugee Service http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Refugee-support/Our-services-for-refugees The Red Cross supports refugees in a wide variety of ways, from providing emergency humanitarian aid to those facing severe hardship to providing social and emotional support.
Bryson One Stop Service (Belfast) http://www.brysongroup.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=159&Itemid=125 Bryson One Stop Service offers advice and support to destitute Asylum Seekers while they apply for assistance through the new NASS (National Asylum Support Service) provisions. Other support includes assisting clients to access medical services, referral to legal representation, information about educational opportunities, and referral to external agencies for clothing, equipment, etc.
CAFOD http://cafod.org.uk/News/International-news/Refugee-crisis-Q-A CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International. They are directly supporting Caritas Greece and Caritas Serbia, who are providing food, water, shelter, weather-proof and warm clothing and sleeping bags to thousands of refugees.
Christian Aid http://www2.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/refugee-crisis Christian Aid helps refugees in Greece and Serbia, and continues to work in the Middle East to support displaced Syrians and Iraqis by providing essentials such as beds, mattresses and hygiene kits.
Churches Refugee Network https://ctbi.org.uk/churches-refugee-network/ The Churches’ Refugee Network (CRN) aims to provide a representative voice for Christian Churches on issues of asylum and immigration.
City of Sanctuary (includes many local groups) https://cityofsanctuary.org/  City of Sanctuary aims to create a network of towns and cities throughout the UK and Ireland which are proud to be places of safety for people seeking sanctuary by helping them integrate into their local communities.
Detention Action http://detentionaction.org.uk/ Detention Action support people held in Harmondsworth and Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centres, near Heathrow Airport in London, and people held under immigration powers in London prisons.
Freedom from Torture https://www.freedomfromtorture.org/ Freedom from Torture  is the only service dedicated solely to the treatment of survivors of torture and organised violence who arrive in the UK as refugees and asylum seekers, as well as striving to protect and promote their rights.
Fuze – Beyond Borders http://www.fuzebeyondborders.com/ Fuze Beyond Borders aims to bring together refugees and British volunteers by providing refugee camps with nutritional aid as well as motivational and educational activities.
Heart Elt http://heartelt.org/ Heart Elt believe every child has a right to education and gathers resources together to provide refuges children with access to a safe learning space.  education.
Helen Bamber Foundation http://www.helenbamber.org/ The Helen Bamber Foundation (HBF) is a human rights charity based in London and for provides therapeutic care, medical consultation, legal protection and practical support to survivors of human rights violations.
International Action for Iraqi Refugees http://theiair.co.uk/en/about/ IAIR exists to help displaced Iraqi refugees and aims at assisting needy Iraqis by providing sustenance, health support, education support, and information services.
International Care Network http://icn.org.uk/ ICN is based in the Bournemouth area and is a charity which provides a warm welcome for members of the refugee and migrant communities, and helps them to overcome obstacles in settling here.
Islamic Relief http://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/current-appeals/refugee-crisis/ Islamic Relief have been able to reach over 2 million refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, while supporting tens of thousands of refugees across Europe, providing Ramadan food packs, healthcare and much more.
Jesuit Refugee Service http://www.jrsuk.net/ JRS programmes are found in 50 countries, providing emergency assistance, healthcare and social services to refugees in camps and cities, individuals displaced within their own countries, asylum seekers and to those held in detention centres.
Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE) http://www.jcore.org.uk/#!refugees/c1ylq JCORE works to provide a Jewish voice on Race and Asylum issues through engaging the Jewish Community in social action in the wider society, focussing on race equality and justice for refugees and asylum seekers.
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants https://www.jcwi.org.uk/ JCWI is an independent national charity which exists to campaign for justice in immigration, nationality and refugee law and policy,  producing written materials such as high quality briefings for parliamentarians, campaigners and activists..
Latin American Womens Rights Service http://www.lawrs.org.uk/en/ LAWR is a feminist and human rights organisation that has been working with Latin American women in the UK since 1983 in order to protect mogrant worker’s rights and promote social change.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF http://www.msf.org.uk/refugees-and-idps Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from healthcare.
Migrant Help http://www.migranthelpuk.org/ Migrant Help offers support, guidance and accommodation to vulnerable migrants across the UK.
Migrants Resource Centre (MRC) http://www.migrantsresourcecentre.org.uk/ The MRC offers free services to support migrants, refugees and asylum seekers on their journey towards integration into their host society, and play a strong part in initiating and participating in campaigns, networks and partnerships to improve their lives.
Migrant Rights Centre Ireland http://www.mrci.ie/ MRCIstrives to tackle the root causes of inequality by taking a community approach with a focus on participation, leadership and empowerment, and have a strong track record in securing policy changes – including the criminalisation of forced labour.
Migrant Rights Network http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/ MRN supports migrants, through building lobbying and campaigning, online and media work, public events and providing support to migrant community activism.
Migrants Organise (previously Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum) http://www.migrantsorganise.org/ Migrants Organise is at the forefront of the effort to welcome refugees in the UK, to increase the number of people resettled by the government, and provide additional safe and legal routes for those in need of protection.
Migrant Voice http://www.migrantvoice.org Migrant Voice provides a platform for migrants to share their experiences through interviews, blogs and poetry.
Muntada Aid http://www.refugee-action.org.uk/support_us Muntada Aid works to eradiacte poverty whilst empowering communities to create their own future. They have 5 areas of work; sustainable health, educational, water security, capacity building and emergency relief projects where there is a need.
Muslim Aid https://www.muslimaid.org/campaigns/current-emergencies/europe-refugee-crisis/ Muslim Aid is deploying teams to determine the scale of the humanitarian need in Europe and other affected areas.
Muslim Hands https://muslimhands.org.uk/appeals Muslim Hands has been responding to emergencies since 1993 and aims to serve the most vulnerable people by addressing the causes of poverty and empower communities.
Northern Ireland Community of Refugees & Asylum Seekers (NICRAS) http://www.nicras.btck.co.uk/ NICRAS is the only refugee led organisation in Northern Ireland that represents the interests of the refugee community, raises awareness of the issues faced and support the integration of refugees and sylum seekers in society.
Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network http://www.qarn.org.uk/homepage/ QARN works to change the way that refugees and asylum seekers are treated, to ensure that justice and compassion are the guiding principles.
Refugee Action (includes many local groups) http://www.refugee-action.org.uk/ Refugee Action helps refugees who have survived some of the world’s worst regimes and provide basic and long-term support they need to live again with dignity.
Refugee Action Scotland http://www.re-act.scot/ RAS is based in Edinburgh, Fife, Lochaber, Linilithgow, Falkirk and East Lothian operating a not for-profit international humanitarian aid project working to help bring vital supplies and support to the displaced refugees across Europe.
Refugee Council http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/ The Refugee Council work with refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK by offering practical support and advice throughout their journey in the UK as well as a helping hand to empower them to rebuild their lives.
Refugee Support Network https://refugeesupportnetwork.org/ RSN works with young people affected by displacement and crisis, enabling them to access, remain and progress in education at all stages of their migration journey.
Refugee Survival Trust (Scotland) http://www.rst.org.uk/ The Refugee Survival Trust is a charity that provides grants to asylum claimants and refugees living in Scotland in order to alleviate poverty or help in accessing education and employment opportunties.
Refugees Welcome – Citizens UK (includes many local groups) http://www.refugees-welcome.org.uk/  Refugees Welcome respond to crises by welcoming and finding homes for refugees from abroad and encouraging our political leaders to do more.
Regional Asylum Activism https://regionalasylumactivism.org/ Regional Asylum Activism aims to propel a movement for change by building a voice for refugees and asylum seekers, shift attitudes by breaking the damaging cycle of misinformation and effect policy change by working with local decision makers.
René Cassin http://www.renecassin.org/category/asylum-and-detention/ René Cassin makes human rights relevant for Jewish people, and provides a vehicle through which they can speak out against violations.
Right to Remain http://www.righttoremain.org.uk/ Right o Remain provides information and resources asylum seekers on working to establish the right to remain and campaigning for migration justice.
Room to Heal http://roomtoheal.org/ Room to Heal aims to enable people who have experienced torture and other forms of organised violence to heal from their traumatic experiences, find renewed meaning in life, and successfully integrate into the UK.
Safe Passage UK http://safepassage.org.uk/ Safe Passage UK is made up of a group of volunteer lawyers, interpreters and refugee charity specialists who have set up a process so that those who have a good legal right to claim asylum in the UK may do so.
Salusbury World http://salusburyworld.org.uk/ Salusbury World aim  to support and empower refugee and migrant children, young people and families to overcome obstacles, realise their rights and potential and participate fully in society.
Scottish Refugee Council http://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/ A team of caseworkers in the Refugee Integration Service works with new refugees and family members of refugees reunited in Scotland to assist them in integrating into the country.
Shpresa Programme http://www.shpresaprogramme.com/ Significant numbers of Albanian-speaking people from Albania , Kosova and Macedonia fled persecution from the early 1990s.  Shpresa programme advances the education and training of the Albanian speaking people in the UK to enable them to take full and active roles in their communities.
Student Action for Refugees (STAR Network) http://www.star-network.org.uk/ STAR is made up of over 30 groups at universities across the UK and works at over 40 refugee charities providing much needed assistance, including English conversation and homework clubs, drop-ins, and also campaign to preserve the rights of refugees.
Support Refugees http://www.supportrefugees.org.uk/ Support Refugees offers a number of ways you can provide practical help to refugees and asylum seekers both in the UK and abroad, through donating, campaigning and volunteering.
The Separated Child Foundation http://www.separatedchild.org/ Aims to offer emotional, social, financial and physical support to separated children and young people and to engage in educational activities that raise awareness of the needs of separated children and young people, including refugees and asylum seekers, so to encourage positive responses to them.
The World Council of Churches http://www.oikoumene.org/en/what-we-do The WCC is a fellowship of churches which aim to engage in Christian service by serving humanity, breaking down barriers between people, seeking justice and peace, and upholding the integrity of people.
UK Action for Refugees http://www.ukactionforrefugees.com/ UK Action wants to support the victims of the crisis every step of the way. From sending aid and food straight into Syria, to being part of The Hope Centre project in Lesvos, to providing aid and volunteers in Calais, right through the end of the journey linking up with the resettlement networks.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) http://www.unhcr.org/uk/europe-emergency.html UNHCR responded to the crisis in Europe by employing over 600 staff and resources in 20 different locations to provide life-saving help and protection, including the provision of food, clothing and shelter during the winter months.
Women Asylum Seekers Together http://www.wast.org.uk/ WAST provides a safe and secure women only space and a source of support for each other, both social and emotional.
Women for Refugee Women http://www.refugeewomen.co.uk/ Women Asylum Seekers Together London is an open and inclusive group made up of women who have sought asylum in the UK and offers asylum seekers a weekly drop in, yoga, English classes, lunch and opportunities for women to become engaged with campaigning with Women for Refugee Women.
Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group – Wales (WSSAG) https://wssagwales.wordpress.com/ WSSAG is a group where refugee women can meet at fortnightly drop-ins and learn from one another, share experiences and make new friends.