Bringing families back together
In 2017, our family reunion travel assistance service helped around 2,100 refugees reunite with their family members. Without this, thousands of people would be left separated from their loved ones, with no safe and legal routes to reunite them.
This gift will help reunite a family torn apart by war and persecution. £593.20 is the average cost of a flight to reunite a refugee with their family members, removing the need to take dangerous journeys across oceans and continents to Europe and the UK.
Nella arrived in the UK form Burundi in 2001, but it took six years for her husband to join her. She knows first-hand the often long and bureaucratic process of applying for refugee family reunion. That’s why she now works at one of our services, helping to put families back together.
“I look at the stories and I can see that family - [for example] not being with her husband for four years or two years - and I remember how that feels. [My colleagues] say ‘I only did my job’. I say ‘it’s not a job that you did. You moved the earth for them.’”
Gifts of kindness are changing the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum across the UK, thanks to you.
*Name has been changed to protect and respect the identity of the individual