Q: Nicola (Facebook) – Is there anything we can do to help these children personally?
A: Francesco – Hi Nicola, thanks for your question, it’s fantastic that you want to help. One of the most important ways that people can help children such as Mohib who are in this country without parents or a guardian, is by donating to the Refugee Council so that we can continue our work with them. Our support provides a vital lifeline to them but we depend on voluntary donations. You can find more information on our work with young refugees here: www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/agedispute. Why not organise a RefuTEA for International Human Rights Day? See http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/supportourwork/fundraise_for_us/refutea for more information.
If you’d rather donate your time than your money, here at the Refugee Council we rely on volunteer support – in fact we have almost as many volunteers as we have staff! Our work would be impossible without their support. You can find out more about our volunteering opportunities here: http://www.refugeecouncil.org.uk/volunteering. If you do not live near a Refugee Council office, there’ll be other charities and organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers that I’m sure would equally appreciate your support.