Help Refugees isn’t just another NGO. Find out what makes us unique – and how you can get involved.

MISSION STATEMENT: We will remain flexible and fast in our response to the genuine needs of refugees, filling gaps and acting where big NGOs and governments don’t.

Help Refugees is the leading UK NGO in a new movement of humanitarian aid. Acting where governmental and other non-governmental bodies are unable to, we are working to fill the huge and terrifying gaps in services for those displaced by war in Europe and beyond. With no bureaucracy and minimal overheads, every pound we raise can be traced to its tangible impact on the ground.

In just two years, Help Refugees has grown from a small group of friends into an internationally respected NGO in the refugee sector. Below are some of the awards and testimonials we have had for our work thus far.


– Liberty Jo Cox ‘More in Common’ Award 2016
– The Guardian’s charity of choice, Christmas Appeal 2016
– Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers 2016
– New Radicals 2016
– NME Charity of the Year 2017

“Help Refugees have fed the hungry and housed the homeless, and there are people living now thanks to them who would otherwise be dead.”

The Guardian

Our history

Read about the extraordinary story of ordinary people determined to make a difference. More

Our values

We aren’t just another NGO. Find out about the values at the core of everything we do. More

What we do

Learn about the Help Refugees model and the projects that we fund from Calais to Syria. More

A week's worth of fresh fruit and veg for a child refugee in Greece
Keep someone sleeping rough in Calais warm with a sleeping bag
Medical treatment for ten people in Syria for one month
A bread maker plus one month's funds for ingredients
A child refugee to live with a Greek family for one month
Running a mobile sexual health clinic for one month

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