How we support refugees
Our help for refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants
The British Red Cross is the UK’s largest independent provider of services for refugees, asylum seekers, vulnerable migrants and survivors of trafficking.
From volunteering to using our teaching resources, there are many ways you can support refugees through the Red Cross. Our policy and advocacy work helps make sure people seeking protection in the UK are treated fairly and with dignity.
As part of the international Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, we support people who are forced to flee their homes overseas.
Together, we help people find safe and legal routes to new countries and provide essential aid. We also support survivors of trafficking, and victims or survivors of sexual or gender-based violence, well as people who have come to the UK from Afghanistan and Ukraine.
To help refugees who need information on Covid-19, we worked with Doctors of the World and other organisations to produce information on coronavirus in 23 languages.
You can find out more below.
Are you a refugee, asylum seeker or vulnerable migrant who needs help?
Find out more about refugees
- What do the terms refugee, asylum seeker and migrant mean? They all have different definitions and people may be living as migrants, asylum seekers or refugees at different stages in their lives.
- Read refugees' stories. Find out more about the experiences of refugees or asylum seekers coming to the UK.
- Meet our VOICES Network. These experts by experience speak out to change minds, policy and practice.
- Listen to the VOICES podcast. Our award-winning award-podcast episodes are produced by refugees and people seeking asylum who share first-hand stories and speak out for change.