How you can help the plight of Syrian refugees
Fostering a refugee child
If you would like to offer an unaccompanied refugee child foster care, visit the Oxfordshire County Council website or call 0800 783 5724.
Donating money and goods locally
Below is a broad range of specialist refugee services, charities and non-governmental organisations in Abingdon and Oxfordshire where you can donate.
There are many other charities and not-for-profit organisations also supporting the Syrian appeal and other humanitarian causes. We recommend that before donating you read about them to understand how your activities and donations will be used in support of their work.
Residents making other offers of help can also view the Government’s response website.
You can also call the Red Cross’s dedicated phone line on 0800 107 8727 if you’d like to discuss what you can do to help.
A group of people who want Abingdon to be a place of sanctuary for those who have lost everything we take for granted.
- Visit: https://hostabingdon.org
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call: 01235 555486
Asylum Welcome, Oxford
Works with asylum seekers and refugees across Oxfordshire providing advice and education to refugees already in the country, visits detainees, promotes rights and runs events. Financial donations are welcome.
Provides meaningful and supportive services for some of the most vulnerable groups of people.
Diocese of Oxford
The Diocese has published useful information which encourages individuals and parishes to work through established agencies.
- Visit: Diocese of Oxford
Most charities say they prefer a financial donation so they can target aid to where it is needed. The list below is a sample of the many national appeals that have been launched:
- British Red Cross Syria Crisis Appeal
- Oxfam Refugee Crisis
- Save the Children
- The World Food Programme
Below are some charities where you can offer help or donate goods:
- Refugee Council
- National Council for Voluntary Organisations
- Charity shops such as Save the Children, Oxfam and British Red Cross