The world is in the grip of the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Many of us have seen the images of refugee families fleeing for their lives, and taking desperate risks to save their children.
For 65 years, the Refugee Council has been a beacon of hope for refugees fleeing war, torture and persecution. We are on hand guide people through the asylum process and help those who are deeply traumatised by their experiences to overcome them.
We support refugees to find homes, education and employment and we provide vital support and specialist care so they can rebuild their lives in safety.
Over recent years we have helped thousands of refugee children forced to flee to our shores without family, friends or a guardian to look after them. Our specialist advisors ensure they are protected and cared for and offered a safe place to go in times of distress, the chance to make new friendships, help with school and learning a new language.
We speak out for the rights of refugees and we challenge government policies to bring about positive change for refugees and asylum seekers to give them a second chance in life.