Refugee Action

Refugee action exists to protect those with a well-founded fear of persecution and to help them build new lives.

Our aims are to:

1) ensure that refugees know their rights and responsibilities, are aware of the opportunities available to them, and are able to take advantage of such opportunities;

2) help other organisations, especially those led by refugees, to meet the needs of and enhance opportunities for refugees;

3) build a cohesive society which welcomes refugees and works to protect and promote refugee rights;

4) bring about policy and practice at national and local levels which protect refugees and promote their rights

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We ensure that refugees know their rights and responsibilities, are aware of the opportunities available to them, are able to take advantage of such opportunities.

Help other organisations, especially those led by refugees, to meet the needs of and enhance opportunities for refugees.

Build a cohesive society that welcomes refugees and works to protect and promote refugee rights.

To bring about policy and practice at national and local levels that protects refugees and promotes their rights.

What makes Refugee Action different

Through advice and information, developing communities, enhancing opportunity and campaigning for refugee rights.

Involving refugees and asylum seekers at every level of the organisation through their empowerment is a core value.

We ask them if we met their needs, and what they would like us to provide in the future.

In addition, we monitor and analyse information collected by our advice services and use this to adjust services or develop policy.

We research issues of great concern, for example asylum support rates, and use the results to adjust our own services, or to lobby to change public policy and practice.

Other ways to support

Give: Refugees have survived war, persecution and terrifying journeys to safety. Your donation will help them live again.

Fundraise: You can make a huge difference by fundraising for refugees. Whether you're a runner, walker, adventurer or baker, we've got an event for you here.

Campaign: Help make sure the voices of refugees and asylum seekers don’t go unheard. Join our campaigns and add your voice to for a better, fairer asylum system.

Volunteer: Giving advice, raising funds, running events, mentoring and more - our volunteers make a huge impact, and you can be one of them.