Find out about our work in the UK – and how you can get involved

The UK has a proud history of welcoming refugees. In the late 1930s, we took in 10,000 Jewish child refugees fleeing from the Nazis in Europe. Fast forward to the present day, and the UK has taken in just 0.003% of the world’s refugees.

In line with our organisation-wide focus on empowering host communities to respond to the refugee crisis, Help Refugees have begun funding projects within the UK. Through our limited company, we will also continue to advocate for long-term change in this country. Find out more about our work in the UK below.

The Meena Centre

Find out more about the Meena Centre in Birmingham, founded by award-winning Help Refugees volunteer Liz Clegg. More

Our Regional Teams

Help Refugees has set up Regional Teams of volunteers across the UK to map refugee services. Find out how to get involved. More

Welcome Cinema & Kitchen

Refugees, asylum seekers and UK citizens are invited to come together over food and film at Welcome Cinema and Kitchen. More