Other organisations working throughout the UK and internationally
We are a group of volunteers collecting urgently needed donations for those living in the Calais refugee camps. We believe that no person should be without access to basic human rights like shelter and warmth, and by collecting donations we can work to improve these conditions. http://www.calaid.co.uk/
Oxfam: working in the refugee camps
Red Cross: Red Cross volunteers across Europe are working around the clock to support hundreds of thousands of refugees as they attempt to reach safety
Citizens UK – has a campaign to get local authorities to pledge to resettle just 50 refugees each. Many councils are willing, but they need help to find appropriate homes for families in the private rented sector. They desperately need landlords to join our Homes for Resettled Refugees Register.
Refugee Action – General appeal for its work
The Guardian produced a list that explains how and where to go to help
A number of charities and non-governmental organisations have opened appeals specifically aimed at helping the plight of refugees. Various organisations spell out exactly what a specific donation could provide. Here’s a sample:
Migrant Offshore Aid Station: The charity which runs independent rescue boats to rescue migrants at risk of drowning has seen a huge spike in donations since pictures of the drowned Syrian boy emerged.
Médecins Sans Frontières: The humanitarian agency has three rescue ships in the Mediterranean, on Tuesday alone they rescued 1,658 people in its biggest day of operations.
Aylan Kurdi Fund: A specific fund named in honour of the drowned boy was set up within 24 hours of the circulation photographs of his body emerging. All proceeds will go to the humanitarian agency Hand in Hand for Syria.
Refugee Council: A donation of £100 could pay for the education and travel for two children for a week.
Unicef: The UN’s children’s charity is providing life-saving supplies such as clean water, medicine and psychological support. It says a donation of £9 could provide an emergency water kit for a family.
Save the Children: It says a donation of £50 could buy two hygiene kits including soap, towels and toothbrushes.
Islamic Relief: Three families could be fed for a month on a donation of £210, the charity says.
The UNHCR is running camps, providing shelter and aid to refugees in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, as well as helping refugees across Europe.