The London Refugee Response was launched to help meet the needs of refugees in our city.
This Appeal was set up with leadership from the Mayor of London, London Councils and charitable funders from across London to give Londoners a way to provide much needed support to new arrivals from Afghanistan (and potentially refugees and people seeking asylum from other countries living in London.)
You can make a difference by supporting London Refugee Response
Londoners have been amazingly generous in their support to date, including donating lots of practical items. Now these immediate support needs have been met we need to ensure that these new arrivals to our city are able to access the things they need. This could take many forms, from mental health support, language support, advice around employment or legal advice. Vital funds donated through The London Refugee Response will be directed to charitable organisations delivering this support.
How will this happen?
The Mayor and partners across London are already in touch with and work with local community partner organisations who understand these support needs. Londoners have been asking how they can get involved – this is a way to help.
The London Community Foundation is managing this fundraising appeal as part of The London Refugee Response collaboration. The Foundation will work in partnership with other funders to direct funds to charitable organisations in the capital supporting Afghan refugees.